Kaabong School Photocopies PLE Papers

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In Abim district, examination officials were forced to break the padlock and seal of the box containing the examination scripts as UNEB dispatched wrong keys.

Examination officials at Kalakol Primary School in Kaabong district decided to photocopy Social Studies examination papers to allow primary seven candidates to write exams this afternoon. 

The move followed the failure by Uganda National Examinations Board - UNEB to deliver Social Studies and English examination scripts.  Only the math and science scripts were delivered to Kalakol Primary School. 

This left the examination officials without any option, but to photocopy Social Studies examination papers for the 59 candidates registered at the school.  Simon Odwar, the Kaabong District Education Officer says they discovered that the SST and English examination papers for Kalakol Primary school were missing when they opened the package dispatched by UNEB this morning.

 
He says as a result, they decided to photocopy the scripts to allow candidates write the examinations, which he fears could affect the candidates psychologically. Odwar says they will also photocopy the English paper at the risk of exposing the examination to leakage.

In Abim district, examination officials were forced to break the padlock and seal of the box containing the examination scripts as UNEB dispatched wrong keys. Mathew Omara, the Abim District Education Officer says they summoned security agencies and UNEB monitors to break the seals and padlock. 

He adds that the issue led to the delayed distribution of examination papers in the district.  In Nakapiripirit and Moroto districts examinations began late due to a heavy down pour that lasted for 12 hours rendering most roads impassable. 

In Moroto, schools in Tapac Sub County, towards the Uganda-Kenya border began exams slightly after 11.30 am. Joseph Aleper, the District Education Officer Moroto says though the papers arrived late the examinations have gone on smoothly. 

A total of 61245 PLE candidates started their examinations this morning in 7864 examination centers across the country. The examination kicked off with Mathematics.

 

About the author

Olandason Wanyama
Olandason Wanyama is the Karamoja region bureau chief. Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Abim, Kotido and Kaabong districts fall under his docket. Wanyama has been a URN staff member since 2012.

The former teacher boasts of 20 years journalism experience. Wanyama started out as a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor newspaper in 1991 in Entebbe. Wanyama also wrote for the army publication Tarehe Sita, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) magazine and The New Vision. While not on the beat, Wanyama taught child soldiers at Uganda Airforce School-Katabi.

Wanyama is very interested in conflict reporting, climate change, education, health and business reporting. He is also an avid photographic chronicler of vanishing tribal life in the East African region.