As the secondary National examinations begin today, 106 candidates are found with Covid-19 cases before sitting for their initial examination paper.
So far 20 students are found with Covid-19 positive as the inspection continues across the country,
Though there are cases of Covid-19 discovered officials say students will do their exams without hindrances.
Paul Umukunzi, the Director of the National Examination and school Inspection Authority commenting on the issue said the candidates found with Covid-19 positive will do their exams in a well-equipped isolation room with all the necessities to do the exams at all examination centers.
He adds that candidates who are Covid-19 positive in their home bases and isolation rooms will also do the national exams in collaboration with school administration, health centers and students residences with their specific buses set to transport them to and from the examination centers.
The Ministry of Education reminds, “Every candidate must move to and from school in a school uniform with a school identity card in order to be allowed in movements.”
“All the exam supervisors must be with cards representing them which will be given by National Examination and School Inspection Authority (NESA).” the Ministry communicates.
All students sitting for O-level are 122,000, A-level 588,000students and TVET 22,779students starting from today Tuesday, 20 to 30, July.