The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has revealed that at least 30 people have so far been arrested over examination malpractice during the PLE, UCE and UACE exam process.
This was revealed by Jennifer Kalule, the board’s principal spokesperson who said, school-based offences range from impersonation, copying, collusion and provision of extern assistance to candidates.
She added that suspects who committed the offence after 1st April shall be tried in court under the new UNEB Act 2021 which has sanctions ranging from five years imprisonment or a fine of Shs5m, or both.
“UNEB strongly warns all persons who are contemplating involvement in any form of examination malpractice, that the Board will be very harsh with them,” she warned.
She noted that the board is aware that there are some people who have been vending fake examination papers on the streets.
“We caution the public not to be duped into such erroneous engagements. We would also like to warn the public against circulating anything purported to be an examination paper either through social media or any other means,” said Kalule.
This week, UACE candidates are sitting their papers which will end on 3 May.