Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) commonly known as senior six examinations kicked off on Monday with interesting turns across the country.
A total of 104,361 candidates are sitting the exams, according to the exam body, Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb).
According to Uganda Radio Network, the exams were sabotaged by heavy rains, heavy road traffic and absence of invigilators.
This caused delays in the delivery and commencement examinations in many sitting centres around Kampala.
In sample schools visited by URN, the examinations that were supposed to begin at 9am couldn’t kick-off as question papers and invigilators had not yet arrived at some sitting centres because of the morning showers.
At Kitante Hill School with 179 candidates, the exams commenced 30 minutes late as two invigilators had not yet arrived.
This forced the school Head-teacher, Rose Izizinga, to consult with the Area Supervisor who approved redeployment of a Uganda Certificate Education Chief Invigilator at the school to step in.
Uneb had deployed slightly over 700 scouts and about 8,000 invigilators to monitor S.6 candidates.
Students get married
Meanwhile, an interesting report from western Uganda revealed that two students from Nyakabungo girls senior secondary school missed their UACE papers after getting married recently.
According to the Headmistress of the school, Allen Asiimwe, the girls who were already registered never turned up to sit for the exams.
The Kanungu district education officer Charles Sunday promised to cooperate with police together with the headmistress to see that both girls and their husbands are brought to book.
This is the second time registered students at Nyakabungo SSS located in Rugyeyo Kanungu district drop out before doing their exams.
Recently, one girl from the same school missed Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) exams that are still ongoing.