With the national examinations for candidate classes starting next week, there are concerns in Bugiri District that some students have been recruited into the Police Force as constables.
According to a timetable released by Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb), briefings for Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) was to be conducted yesterday, with the exams starting on March 1, Senior Six students will be briefed on April 9 and begin exams on April 12. Those sitting Primary Leaving Examinations will be briefed on March 26, and start exams on March 30.
However, Mr Ali Bukenya, the head teacher of Bukooli College in Bugiri District, told Saturday Monitor on Wednesday that some of his students from candidate classes were recruited into the Police as Special Police Constables (SPCs).
“We always see them in police uniform which I think will affect our performance because we expected some of these students to get first grades,” he said.
Schools were in March last year closed as one of the measures to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Government, however, later relented and opened candidate classes and more recently, semi-candidate classes which are expected to report on Monday.