Relief To COVID-19 Hit Learners As Education Ministry Permits Candidates & Semi Candidates To Register For Final Exams

Relief To COVID-19 Hit Learners As Education Ministry Permits Candidates & Semi Candidates To Register For Final Exams

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By Spy Uganda  

The 2022 education curriculum has kicked off with some relief to learners, after Government announcing that semi-candidate learners who believe can pass Primary Leaving Exams (PLE) and Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) will be given an opportunity to register for this year’s exams.

Reports quoting the Spokesperson of the Ministry for Education, Dr Denis Mugimba says the above decision is in the honor of the government to ensure the extra cost that might be brought by an increase in the number of candidates.

“For instance, the students who were in Senior two in 2020 when the government first imposed the first lockdown in March are now supposed to be in senior 4 if the government did not impose a second lockdown in 2021,” Ministry of Education.

The phased reopening of schools, which started in November with universities and higher education institutions, was pegged to the vaccination of over 550,000 teachers, their support staff, and students aged 18 and above.

Uganda, which has had some of the world’s strictest lockdowns, has now moved to fully reopen the economy despite being at the start of its third wave of the pandemic driven by the Omicron variant.

About 15 million students were affected by the endless lockdowns.

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