The Uganda National Examination board has directed all schools across the country to register students who got pregnant during the covid-19 lockdown.
Addressing journalists at Uganda media center, the UNEB Executive Secretary Daniel Odongo says that the numbers of students who got pregnant is very high compared to the numbers they used to register in previous exams.
He says that these students where victim of circumstances hence blocking them from sitting exams is a double jeopardy.
He says that these students should all be left to register so that they can be able to sit for their exams next month.
According to him, senior forum students will sit for their Uganda certificate of education on 1st March, Primary seven sit their primary leaving exams on 30-31 March while Senior six will sit for their Uganda advanced certificate of education on 12th April respectively.
He notes that there will be no extension of registration of candidates.
All schools must ensure that they register all candidates in five weeks starting today.
Initially the exercise would take 6 months.
During the five months of school closure both male and female students were redundant in community which saw a good number of them engage in early sexual acts resulting into unwanted pregnancies.
Over eight million Ugandan children are expected to get to class to continue with second term and third term as per the new education roadmap.