About 273,032 candidates have today started the Ordinary level examinations this year. Of these, 107,977 candidates are under universal secondary education. There will also be 977 candidates from South Sudan sitting at 19 centres. Their examinations will be taken on the same dates of UCE examinations in Uganda.
Thousands of students could miss their S.4 exams after private schools implementing government’s free secondary education warned that they will not offer science practical subjects in the national examinations that officially start on Monday.
According to Ministry of Education statistics, 695,747 students are currently benefiting from USE in both government and private schools and BTVET institutions. A total of these 117,404 are in Senior Four.
There are about 2,555 examination centers in the country.