By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has assured parents and schools in Mubende and Kassanda districts that national examinations will be conducted as earlier planned despite lockdown and other restrictions imposed in the two districts to control the spread of Ebola.
It’s worth noting that President Museveni imposed a 21-day lockdown in the two districts to curb the spread of Ebola outbreak that was announced on September 20 this year and has so far claimed over 20 lives including health workers.
“Movements into and out of Mubende and Kassanda are prohibited,” President Museveni directed over the weekend.
Following the announcement, several parents in the two districts were uncertain about their children’s future in regard to final examinations slated to kick off today Monstarting with O-level and Primary seven early next month.
However, the Principal Public Relations Officer at UNEB, Jennifer Kalule assured the parents that the national exams will proceed as earlier planned.
”We wish to inform the public that National Examinations in Mubende and Kassanda districts will go on as originally planned, starting tomorrow, Monday,, October 17th, 2022. This follows consultations with both the ministries of Health and Education, as well as the security, Contracted professionals involved in the conduct of examinations in the two districts are advised to move up to Mityana Police Station for further instructions or to contact their area supervisors for guidance”, UNEB said in a statement.
“Anyone conducting UNEB examinations should identify themselves by presenting an introductory letter and a copy of their National IDs to the security of any other relevant officials,” UNEB added
According to UNEB, all those conducting examinations at different levels should follow the standard operating procedures put in place by the Ministry of Health.
“Remember integrity and security in the management of examinations, the health and safety of learners, is a joint responsibility. You are therefore urged to be vigilant and responsible,” UNEB noted
As of today, Uganda has so far registered 60 Ebola cases in just a month since it was confirmed in Mubende district.