Senior six students have Monday, November 11, 2013 started their Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education exams with Economics and Biology.
Meanwhile foul play from Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has been cited by head teachers of rural private schools implementing universal secondary education with no facilities for compulsory sub-mathematics and Computer exams.
According to Mr Semarora Christopher, the proprietor of 4 year-old Muhabura Shine College in the south-western district of Kisoro, he is not expecting a brilliant performance in the 2013 S.6 examinations because his school has few computers yet the number of candidates is big.
“When the government rolled out the new curriculum we thought they would support some of us young schools who especially with computer studies. It’s really difficult for upcountry schools to compete favorably with little support from the government,” he said in a phone interview on Sunday evening.
Uneb however directed schools that they will only allow students to sit in two shifts in institutions where facilities are not enough.
The government has introduced several educational policies and curriculum reviews but little or no facilitation and supervision with upcountry schools continuing to perform poorly.