S.4 Exams kick start, school heads warned against blocking students with dues.

Senior four candidates have officially kick-started their UNEB examinations at all the centres across the country with the Ministry of Education indicating that it's so far going on successful.

Speaking to the press today at the police headquarters in Naguru, the UNEB spokesperson Jennifer Kalule has warned some of the school heads who are conniving with their invigilators to block candidates who have outstanding school dues from accessing the exams.

“We want to ask headteachers and heads of centers who wanted to refuse candidates to sit for exams because of school dues, this morning there were a lot of cases that were reported to the police and we want to thank the director Mr. Mulindwa who came in, and intervened to see that several schools were brought to book and we think that all the candidates have been able to write the exams but we want to ask heads of centers that please allow candidates to do their exams we shall later withhold the results of the candidates in the future incase they fail to clear the fees.” She revealed

She also warned candidates to desist from all forms of malpractice and urged them to beware of scammers, especially on social media platforms purporting to have UNEB examination papers.

“We want to warn against malpractice there are lots of people scammers who are putting around social media, alleging that they have the papers there is one who has been saying he has a geography paper that's, of course, a fake paper, we want to caution the public do not share anything that has been shared on the social media, onward sharing or forwarding of any material which is said to be a UNEB examination you are aiding a malpractice and you are liable on conviction to a fine of 40million Ugandan shillings or imprisonment not exceeding 10 years.” She said

According to UNEB, a total of 364,470 candidates are registered for this year's UCE examination, an increase of 4.3% from last year's 349,445 candidates.

Of these, 184,014 (50.5%) are females, while 180,456 (49.5%) are males and will sit for the final exams from 3,863 Centres countrywide.

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