Schools in the south western district of Kisoro on Monday afternoon resorted to photocopying after inadequate examination papers were delivered to several schools.
According to the Kisoro District Education Francis Munyarubanza the shortfall was faced at 60 examination centres and this caused a delay in the starting time for the exams.
Munyarubanza says that the education officials in the district after consulting with the UNEB officials decided to photocopy some of the exam papers. This caused a delay since it could only be done in Kisoro town before embarking on re-distribution.
Busamba Primary school in Nyarusiiza Sub County is one of the examination centres that were affected.
Emmanuel Mbonyebyombi the headteacher at Busamba primary school says they were frustrated when they learnt that the papers were inadequate. He says that delayed the start of the exams for an hour and half.
He says that earlier in the day heavy rains that pounded the area disrupted the delivery of the examination Papers which also saw them start late.
In Kabale district, day one of the examinations proceeded smoothly.
Kabale District Education officer Sabbit Baabo says that there were no major challenges and that only a few pupils failed to turn up at different schools. He says that his office is still compiling a report on those who missed out and why.
The Rukungiri District Education Officer Ernest Baraibusya says that there have been no major challenges in doing the examinations so far.
The Primary Leaving examinations which started Monday with Mathematics in the morning and Social Studies in the afternoon.
Today morning the pupils will sit for Science in the morning and English in the afternoon.