The police will be using helicopters to help ensuring the smooth running of the ongoing UNEB examinations.
Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) exams started on Monday whereas Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) are also scheduled to kick off later this month.
Addressing journalists on Monday, page http://charlesdunn.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-pagenavi/scb/boxespage.php the police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi revealed that on top of guarding exams, they will ensure they reach the respective centers on schedule.
“We shall use police helicopters especially in hard to reach areas and in case of heavy rains, these will be helpful, Kaweesi said.
According to Kaweesi, police will provide transportation of exams from UNEB to storage centers, guard the stores and ensure no leakage.
“They will be useful especially in hard to reach areas and those affected during rainy seasons where choppers will be used to transport exams to centres.”
“We shall use police helicopters to take exams in those areas.”
He noted they will not hesitate to arrest teachers or anyone who will be found engaged in exam malpractice.
“All those measures are put in place to ensure success of the examination period as per schedule by UNEB. ”
He however noted that so far there has not been any case reported as exams kicked off.