15 Senior Six students of Top Care SS in Iganga District who recently missed the first paper of UACE examination over unpaid fees will not sit for a special exam as compensation for the paper they missed.
The Tower Post has learnt that the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) held a meeting with officials from the Ministry of Education to discuss the plight of the students. Uneb turned down a request from the Ministry of Education to organize a special exam for the students. Uneb said they would not do so because it would set a bad precedent.
The meeting was attended by the Education Minister Janet Museveni, but her attendance did not shift Uneb’s resolve.
Uneb, however, said they might give the affected Senior 6 candidates special consideration after marking the remaining papers which they sat, according to a source.