46 inmates at the Uganda Prisons Service yesterday started their Uganda National Certificate of Education examinations amidst heightened lockdown measures. They include 41 males and five females.
The examinations started at 9 a.m. prompt at the Luzira Maximum Security Prisons where access to outsiders has been limited to invigilators while movement in the upper prison is also restricted.
One can only access Prisons through the main gate as three of the small gates have been locked due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Prisons Spokesperson Frank Baine, they have successfully observed social distancing at the examination center because their numbers are fewer, compared to other schools.
He says all invigilators and officials from Uganda National Examinations Board are sanitized from the main gate to the Upper Prisons gate, in order to avoid the possible importation of COVID-19 cases.
According to Baine, the center had registered 48 candidates, but the two others were released after serving their sentences and could not return to sit for the final examinations. Frank Baine Speaking;…
Mr.Gilbert Niwamanya, the inmate’s headmaster says that they are hopeful for a better performance this season even though it has been a tough education year for the inmates too. END.