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Shock as UNEB Scout Collapses, dies in Wakiso

WAKISO DISTRICT: Shock and grief engulfed residents of Makindye Ssaabagabo in Wakiso district after a UNEB scout collapsed and died on an instant on his way to scout the ongoing Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examinations.

The victim identified as Ahmed Musanje was a teacher from Masha Secondary School in Isingiro district, Western Uganda and is said to have reportedly died while coming out of 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.

Kampala Spokesperson, Luke 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.

The Uganda National Examinations Board – UNEB said the deceased was meant to carry out scouting duties at different schools including Kama High school, Light High, and St Mary’s High school all in Bunamwaya.

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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.

According to UNEB stats a total of 98,393 students started writing their Uganda Advanced Certificate Examinations exams this morning.

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