Masaka nursing students fault UNMEB over missing papers

Friday December 7 2018

Masaka nursing students fault UNMEB over missing papers

Students of Masaka School of Comprehensive Nursing during an exam session. PHOTO BY WILSON KUTAMBA 

By WILSON KUTAMBA

Students of Masaka School of Comprehensive Nursing (MSCN) have accused the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examinations Board (UNMEB) for disorganizing their readiness to seat for their final examinations.

This came after UNMEB delivered less papers compared to the number of students during the first exam of mental health nursing on Monday.
“The entire process of writing papers was put to a standstill after one student missed to get; after sometime they printed another paper before we all started,” A student who preferred to speak on principal of anonymity told Daily Monitor.

Since then, the incident has prompted additional supervision at the school which forced also the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Of Education and Sports, Alex Kakoza to visit the institute yesterday.

He, however, said his visit was majorly to supervise the ongoing exercise after UNMEB liaised to fix the missing paper.
According to Ms Agnes Wada, the Public Relations Officer of UNMEB, the missing paper resulted from a slight mistake in packaging papers.
“The board sent an official who printed a paper from our certified email under the observation of the institutional administration and the area supervisory team,” Ms Wada explained.

She further revealed that over 1,436 stake holders will be visiting 91 siting centers in the country majorly to supervise the progress of ongoing national examinations before next week when practical papers start.

A total of 3,888 Nurses and Midwives are sitting for their exams under UNMEB which started on December 3 and expected to end on December 14.

UNMEB is a semi-autonomous government body that was established in December 2005 by Ministry of Education and Sports with a cardinal objective of streamlining, regulating and coordinating examinations and awards for Nurses and Midwives in Uganda

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