THE 147 senior four students of St. John Bosco Senior Secondary School who were to miss their final exams have all reasons to smile.
The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) on Friday relaxed on its rules by allowing the late registration of the school, with only a month left to the examinations.
The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) are scheduled to kick off late October.
Clement Kandole, the Kamuli Resident District Commissioner (RDC), told Education Vision that he and a group of parents of the affected students managed to persuade UNEB to allow the students register for the exams.
The group fell victim of corruption when Charles Balwa and David Tenywa, the school headmaster and bursar, respectively, allegedly colluded and misappropriated over sh5.4m meant for UNEB registration fees.
Kandole said: â€œWe appealed to the Chairman Board of Directors, Fr. James Kabonge to borrow money at all costs and at last convinced UNEB to register the students. The list of the names of the students with their corresponding index numbers is now out and the situation is calm.â€
The students of the school had gone on rampage on learning that they were not going to sit exams.
The two culprits have since been terminated and on Police bond pending investigations.
Sarah Marie Bigabwenkya, Godfrey Waiswa and Harriet Nabutanda have subsequently been appointed as headmistress, deputy and bursar respectively.
UNEB pardons 147 Kamuli candidates