KAMPALA – The Uganda Examinations Board (Uneb) is withholding the results of 3,500 pupils who sat for the 2018 national exams, over malpractices.
Releasing the results in Kampala Thursday, Dr Daniel Odongo, the Uneb executive secretary, said that although the examinations were conducted smoothly, cases of malpractices were reported.
He said the crime was mainly facilitated by third parties who assisted candidates inside examination rooms.
He said that security operatives who were selected from police, the army, among other agencies, found teachers in some schools like Bundimulinga Primary School, Bubanda Primary School, Bundikahungu Primary School, Clever Origin Primary School in Bundibugyo District, writing answers on the chalkboards for candidates to copy.
He said parents and guardians in the affected schools paid Shs50,000 each to facilitate the malpractice. Dr Odong said the cases await court action.
He, however, said that all candidates whose results have been withheld will be accorded a fair hearing by Uneb’s Security Committee before final action is taken.