The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has made some clarifications on the alleged discrepancies in the academic papers of Presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine).
The exams body was reached out by city lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi how sought clarification on the papers presented by Kyagulanyi before he contested for the Kyadondo East Parliamentary seat and recently to the Electoral Commission.
Among others, the lawyer wanted to know why Bobi Wine claimed to have sat the S.6 (UACE) exams in November 1998 when back then the exams were done in March.
In response to the lawyer, Daniel Odongo the UNEB Executive secretary, confirmed that Bobi Wine did successfully sit both his S4 and S6 exams at Kitante Hill and Kololo S.S respectively.
Regarding the dates, Odongo clarified that prior to 1998, UACE exams were issued in March, but in the same year the board started issuing the exams in November/December as the rest of the exams.
“So in effect, in 1998, UNEB conducted two (2) sets of UACE exams as a transition from the March cycle to November/December cycle. The cohort of candidates who sat for their UCE examinations in 1996, including Kyagulanyi Robert, sat for their UACE examinations in November /December 1998.”
However, upon receiving this response, Lawyer Mabirizi has written back to UNEB to clarify on discrepancies in the names of Kyagulanyi whereby at UCE he used double S in the name Ssentamu while at A level he used a single S.
He demanded to know why the results which were presented at the Electoral Commission indicated that he sat for his final examinations (UACE) in March 1998 yet UNEB says that exams were held in November /December.
” UNEB says that the documents are issued without alterations or omissions. So we are asking where did he get these documents he took to E.C when the examinations body doesn’t know them. “