The Uganda Certificate of Education exams in Rukungiri commenced smoothly on October 16, 2023, despite heavy rainfall.
The distribution of exams posed a challenge for head teachers using motorcycles to transport the papers from the examination centers.
Lydia Tushemerirwe, the Rukungiri district inspector of schools, reported that 4000 students had registered for the exams, ensuring that all candidates were able to complete their exams at various schools without any issues.
Canon Mackey Twinomujuni, the head teacher of Kashenyi Secondary School, acknowledged the rainfall challenge but successfully managed to deliver exams to 161 students on the first day. Raymond Rukundo, the director of St. Mark Secondary School Nyakibale, mentioned that despite being their first time participating in the UCE exams since the school’s establishment in 2019, they didn’t encounter significant challenges apart from the rain. 55 candidates took the exams at St. Mark Secondary School.
In Kanungu, Brother Innocent Katushabe, the head teacher of Bishop Comboni College Kambuga, mentioned that they were affected by rainfall but the first day of UCE exams proceeded smoothly without any issues at their school.
A total of 99 candidates sat for the UCE exams at Bishop Comboni College Kambuga in Kanungu district.