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UNEB Turns Down Request to Set Special Exams for s.6 Students Who Missed

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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.

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