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SCHOOLS TO ACT AS MARKING CENTRES CLEARED TO OPEN FOR ALL CLASSES

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The Ministry of Education and Sports has cleared schools that will act as marking centres to reopen for all classes.

The Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB selected over 40 schools mainly in Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono, and Luwero districts to host the marking activities.

However, over the past weeks, the examination body has failed to reach an understanding with the Ministry of Education on how the selected schools will manage examination marking activities without compromising the resumption of physical teaching and learning.

Mike Nangosya Masikye, the Director of Examination at UNEB confirms that they have finally decided that the schools where marking will be conducted should reopen for all classes.

At the primary level, selected schools have started recalling pupils in primary four and five a week earlier as these were supposed to resume school on April 6th.

For secondary level, schools have summoned senior one and senior two students.

According to the revised school calendar, senior one and senior two students were expected to return to school on July 27th.

Although the schools have been allowed to reopen, the ministry has not set a standard calendar indicating how long these learners will spend at school before returning home to pave way for the marking activities to take place.

According to UNEB, the marking process is likely to take a period of three to four weeks.

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