At least four suspects have been remanded to prison for engaging in acts of alleged examination malpractice related to the conduct of Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) 2022 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE).
Hundreds of thousands of candidates sat PLE examinations on November 08 and 09, 2022. But a few cases of examination malpractice were reported as schools, teachers and candidates attempted to cheat. Some of these were unlucky.
Now, court in Mpigi has remanded some of these to prison. Grade 1 Senior Magistrate Fatuma Nabirye remanded the four suspects of examination malpractice to Mpigi Prison until February 01, 2023.
The suspects include Desire Mukasa, Francis Philemon Bbuye, and Frank Ssebuuma. It is alleged that between November 08 and November 09, 2022, the suspects were in possession of electrical examination material or information and were equally involved in electrical transmission of the same.
They have been charged with aiding and abetting examination malpractice, contrary to Section 36 of the UNEB Act 2021. They are also charged with another account of possession and transmission of examination material or information contrary to section 25 of the UNEB Act.
These were remanded at a time when parents and candidates are anxiously waiting for Uneb to release results from last year’s PLE. The Pearl Times understands that Uneb will release the 2022 PLE results next week. (Read Latest Story on this Issue Here).