Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations kicked off on Thursday with with briefing. Candidates have been warned against examination malpractice.Speaking to senior four briefing of candidates, Robert Kiwanuka, Head of Economics Department, City High School, urged the candidates to prepare for the rain so that they do not miss the exams.
By Shamim Saad
Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations kicked off on Thursday with with briefing. Candidates have been warned against examination malpractice.
Speaking to senior four briefing of candidates, Robert Kiwanuka, Head of Economics Department, City High School, urged the candidates to prepare for the rain so that they do not miss the exams.
A total of 314,286 candidates will sit the Uganda Certificate of Education(UCE) examinations.
The examination body issued a statement and timetables, detailing the mode of the exercise for all the three levels of examinations
On Monday, candidates will sit for Physics 3 in the morning, and have Still Life/Nature 2 and Shorthand 1 in the afternoon.
"As we approach the rainy season, make sure you prepare for it, do not let rain be a reason for you to miss an examination because the exams you are going to write is your future, make all efforts to come and sit for all the papers you registered for," Kiwanuka said.
Claire Nduhuura, City High headmistress, urged students to read hard and stop relying on exam malpractices because they can easily be misled which can lead to their failure.
"Many of you are eager to contribute money and buy fake papers from friends that do not exist, all in the name of passing exams, but let me assure you that, relying on such can easily lead you to fail, I advise you to read your notes and leave the rest to God," she noted
Nduhuura further told candidates to be clean, mind what they eat and maintain discipline during the examination period.
Florence Eyoti, the deputy Headmistress, City High School cautioned students against engaging in love relationships and concentrate more on revising their books.
"I know some of you seated here are involved in girl and boy relationships but I can assure you that this relationship is taking you nowhere,” Eyoti said.
Official from UNEB indicate that a grand total of 1,037,219 candidates are scheduled to take part in all the three levels of national examinations.
The examinations to be conducted in 3,329 centres will conclude on November 17, with a number of subjects, including Latin, and Home Management, and Computer Studies, among others.
Senior four exams kick off