A Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) scout has collapsed and died while heading to scout the ongoing Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examinations in Makindye-Ssabagabo Municipality in Wakiso district.
Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire has identified the deceased as Ahmed Musanje, a teacher from Masha secondary school in Isingiro district, western Uganda. Musanje reportedly died after disembarking from a taxi in Seguku Central Zone this morning.
Eyewitnesses told police detectives from Lubowa police station that the deceased collapsed after coming out of the taxi that was heading to Entebbe and died before they could rush him to the nearby clinic.
Owoyesyire said that the body of the deceased has been taken to the City Mortuary Mulago where a postmortem will also be carried out. He says investigations are still ongoing to ascertain the cause of his death.
UNEB said the deceased was meant to carry out scouting duties at different schools including Kama high school, Light high school and St Mary’s high school all in Bunamwaya.
Jennifer Kalule, the board's spokesperson said UNEB was informed about the incident and another scout was sent to schools in which the deceased was meant to scout. She, however, noted that apart from this sudden incident, examinations of senior six started well in all parts of the country.
She further warned all those contemplating to engage in any form of examination malpractice, saying they will face severe consequences. A total of 98,393 students started writing their national exams today morning.