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The Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examinations kick off today.
This is the last batch of the national examinations, after Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) and Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE)

According to the press statement from the Executive Secretary of Uganda National Examination Board (Uneb),  Daniel Odongo, a total of 98,393 learners are scheduled to sit for their examinations from 2,339 examination centres across the country.

Odongo said 41.8 per cent (41,129) of the number of students are female while 58.2 per cent (57,264) are male.

Like in the previous examinations, candidates with advanced pregnancies who may manifest with challenges, as well as breastfeeding mothers will be accorded an extra 45 minutes.

Candidates this morning kicked off their exams with European History (Paper 3), World Affairs History (Paper 4) and Mathematic (Paper 1) in the morning and will in the afternoon write National Movements and new states history (Paper 1) and Mathematics (Paper 2).

According to the Uneb Act, sanctions for the offences under examinations malpractice have been increased from six months to five years imprisonment; or a fine of Shs5,000,000, or both. 

Meanwhile Odongo has asked all heads of various examination centres to ensure that they observe the standard operation procedures (SOPs).

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