A total of 4280 candidates from 63 Nursing Training Schools across the country are set to begin their national examinations in various programmes today.
The programmes include diplomas and certificate courses in nursing, midwifery, comprehensive nursing, mental health nursing and public health nursing.
Of these, 480 candidates shall sit for diplomas while 3800 will sit for certificates.
Speaking at a briefing exercise of examiners at their offices in Kampala on Saturday, Maria Ogarubo Tiko the chairperson UNMEB examinations committee said this year's examinations mark the 23rd series of state final examinations for nurses and midwives scheduled to take place in 47 examination centres across the country until Friday this week.
The board appointed a total of 542 persons as overall monitors, team leaders, centre supervisors, invigilators and practical examiners to perform specific roles during the exam period.