NEWS– Minister of Education and Sports, Hon Janet Kataaha Museveni has directed Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) to set a special paper for the 23 Primary 7 candidates of St Christine Primary School who recently missed their final Examinations in Kakumiro District.
The directive follows an outcry from candidates and their parents who pleaded with UNEB to give them another opportunity after the Headteacher failed to provide transport for them to the examination center.
It should be remembered that on Tuesday November 8th 2022, a total of 23 candidates from St Christine Rwamadongo Primary School in Mpasana Sub county, Kakumiro District, were late for the final mathematics examination and hence missed it.
According to UNEB Principal Public Relations Officer Ms Jennifer Kalule Musamba, told journalists that the candidates arrived 1 hour and 16 minutes, after the commencement of the mathematics examination, essentially making them late for the paper, and were therefore not allowed to sit the paper.
The Ministers’ interventions comes as a relief to the parents of the candidates.