Ebola lockdown: UNEB to conduct UCE exams in Mubende and Kassanda Districts as earlier planned

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Uganda National Examinations Board, (UNEB) said National Examinations in Mubende and Kassanda districts will go on as originally planned, starting tomorrow , Monday October 17th, 2022.

This follows consultations with both the Ministries of Health & Education, as well as the Security after President Yoweri Museveni declared a lockdown on Mubende and Kassanda Districts due to the ebola outbreak.

However, UNEB Principal Public Relations Officer Jennifer Kalule-Musamba said contracted professionals involved in the conduct of examinations in the two districts are advised to move up to Mityana Police Station for further instructions, or to contact their Area Supervisors for guidance.

“The Board urges all those conducting examinations at different levels to follow the SOPS as guided by the Ministry of Health.” Jennifer Kalule stated adding that those travelling should use transit vehicles through Mubende to Fortpotal or through Mubende to Kibaale.

“Remember integrity and security in the management of examinations, the health and safety of learners, is a joint responsibility. You are therefore urged to be vigilant and responsible.” She noted.

During a nation address on Saturday evening, Museveni also declared tempolary night curfew in Mubende and Kassanda districts, and restrictions on movement of people as well as vehicles in and out of the districts.

“Anyone conducting UNEB examinations should identify themeselves by presenting an Introductory letter & a copy of their National IDs to the security any other relevant officials.” Jennifer Kalule said.

Across the country, a total of 349,445 candidates registered for the forthcoming UCE Examinations starting with Mathematics paper 1 on Monday morning and later in the afternoon, candidates will write exams for Mathematics paper 2.

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