The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataaha Museveni has instructed the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education & Sports and the Executive Secretary UNEB to investigate concerning the students who missed sitting their final UNEB examinations at Iganga Top Care, a private secondary school in Iganga municipality.
The Permanent Secretary is required to take the necessary action depending on what is found during the investigation.
16 students were barred from sitting exams over uncleared fees balances.
“I have recieved reports of students who missed writing their final UNEB exams on account of their schools’ refusal to allow them to sit exams because of school fees balances. This is against standing government policy. No school administrator is allowed to stop Any UNEB registered candidate from sitting his/Her final exams because of unpaid school fees balances,” Kataaha said in a statement released on Wednesday.
She further added that, “Exam results however of the candidate can be withheld by the school administrators until he/she has cleared all outstanding fees.“