The Primary Head teachers in Rukungiri district have received a stern warning against involvement in any form of misconduct during the upcoming Primary Leaving Examinations, which are scheduled to commence next week.
These cautionary remarks were delivered by the Rukungiri district Secretary for Education, Hon. Caledonia Clare Bakironda, during a briefing session for teachers selected to oversee, invigilate, and distribute the Primary Leaving Examinations. The briefing took place at All Saints Church in Rukungiri and was facilitated by officials from UNEB (Uganda National Examinations Board).
Hon. Clare emphasized the need for teachers to exercise extreme caution during the examination period, urging them to refrain from engaging in any unethical behavior, such as attempting to bribe invigilators or supervisors. She highlighted that such actions could jeopardize the integrity of the schools and ultimately impact the students’ results, which have far-reaching implications for their future.
Furthermore, Hon. Clare called upon parents and guardians to allocate sufficient time and create a conducive environment for their children to study, discouraging them from burdening the students with tasks like cooking and fetching water that could lead to stress. She encouraged parents to take full responsibility for ensuring that their children wake up on time and are provided with a proper breakfast before heading to school. It was noted that, in line with the Ministry of Education and UNEB guidelines, any student arriving 15 minutes after the start of the examinations would not be allowed to sit for the exams.
Mr. Musaasizi Herbert, the Chairperson for Primary School Head teachers in Rukungiri district, echoed the call to supervisors, invigilators, head teachers, and other school stakeholders, emphasizing the importance of refraining from any form of misconduct during the examinations. He emphasized that those found engaging in malpractice would be held accountable, potentially tarnishing the reputation of Rukungiri district.