The Uganda National Examination Board has warned the public to be vigilant following the arrest of two men that were found vending fake examination papers.
According to James Turyatemba, the Deputy Secretary UNEB, the two suspects were fleecing unsuspecting members of the public by purporting that they are already in possession of 2019 UNEB examinations.
“This is to inform the public that we have arrested some perpetrators of the above crime, with a grand scheme to make quick money during this examination season,” he said on a short twitter notice to the public.
“The public is hereby warned that the culprits are vending fake examination papers and any buyer of these materials will not get value for their money,” Turyatemba said.
Turyatemba however assured the public that UNEB shall do everything possible to live up to ”your expectations by conducting a valid, reliable, equitable and quality assessment of learners achievement in a professional and innovative manner for the award of internationally recognized certificate.”
“As we track down these criminals, both the seller and the buyers will be culpable and shall be caught by the long arm of the law.”
He noted that UNEB has the capacity and means to track down, and bring to book anyone involved in this vicious racket.
He also advised teachers to effectively teach the learners and not indulge in cheating in any form.
“We also call upon members of the public to be very vigilant and report any acts that tantamount to examination malpractice. This will go a long way in helping UNEB to deliver flawless examinations during the 2019 season,” he said.
According to Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, police are the major stakeholders to ensure that the integrity of exams is protected.
“Examinations integrity also involves everyone and we are so happy that this was done and the culprits will be dealt with,” he said.
He said that police made some arrests through the directorate of investigations, “and we have them, and we will process them and find out from them whether there are other parties involved, so we deal with the issues extensively.”
The Uganda National Examinations Board this month released the 2019 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) tentative exam timetables.