A recent incident at Soroti Secondary School in Uganda has led to a student dropping out of the ongoing Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations due to mental health issues.
This development has raised concerns within the school community, particularly among the 750 students registered for the UCE examination this year. The affected student had actively participated in lessons, mock exams, and the candidate’s briefing without any prior complications.
However, during the afternoon paper on Monday, the student suddenly began shouting, leaving both invigilators and school authorities bewildered.
Consequently, the school contacted the student’s family, who have since taken him to the hospital for treatment. The student’s father expressed distress over the situation, highlighting that his son had never experienced any mental health issues before, which has left the family deeply puzzled and anxious about his education and future prospects.
The family is worried about the impact of the incident on their son’s education, considering the possibility of him having to restart from Senior 1 despite already being 20 years old. They have called for the Ministry of Education and other relevant bodies to establish effective support mechanisms to assist students facing similar challenges.