UACE kicks off today.

By Damalie Mukhaye

Over 100,000 students are set to sit for Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education examination which commence today across the country.

The Executive Director of Uganda National Examinations Board Daniel Nokrach Odong says 104,361 students registered for the 2016 examinations. Of these 61,834 are male while 42,527 are female students. The exams will be administered from 1,887 centers.

According to Nokrach, UNEB has deployed slightly over 727 scouts and about 8,000 invigilators to monitor the conduct of the examination throughout the country. This will be beefed up by about 500 Police personnel.

He has notified schools, candidates, and parents against involvement in any form of malpractice warning that punitive action will be taken against culprits.

The students are starting with Economics paper one and Chemistry paper Three in the morning. In the afternoon they will sit for Economics paper two.

Meanwhile, this set is the last batch of exams after UCE and PLE and Odongo said that for the three levels of examinations (UCE, PLE and UACE) UNEB will have examined a total of 1,068,224 candidates