How Covid-19 forced out over 6,000 UACE candidates

An invigilator checks students at Lakeside College Luzira in Kampala before they sit for their first paper of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) on April 12. PHOTO/DAVID LUBOWA. 

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Prof Mary Okwakol, the Uneb chairperson, said a study conducted by the national exams body attributed the drop to Covid-19 related effects such as failure of private schools to reopen, which left students stranded without alternative UACE exams centres, among other hurdles

The number of candidates who registered for 2020 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) exams has dropped by 6,084 candidates compared to 2019 following the effects of Covid-19 pandemic.

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