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In a September 17th, 2019 circular to head teachers, the UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan N. Odong, says they have noted with concern the increasing cases of falsified claims of missing exams by head teachers even when there is sufficient documentary evidence indicating that the affected candidates actually never sat the examination
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Uganda National Examination Board-UNEB will fine head teachers and withdraw examination center numbers from head teachers found guilty of submitting false claims of missing exams.

In a September 17th, 2019 circular to head teachers, the UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan N. Odong, says they have noted with concern the increasing cases of falsified claims of missing exams by head teachers even when there is sufficient documentary evidence indicating that the affected candidates actually never sat the examination.  

Odong says they have come up with measures to curb what he called malpractice including fining implicated head teachers Shillings 250,000 per case brought to UNEB for recovery.  

He also notes that UNEB will also cancel the examination center and initiate legal proceedings against the affected schools for involvement in the fraudulent act. 

Odong confirmed issuing the circular, saying the fines will stop carelessness among head teachers.

 

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The circular cautions head teachers to desist from making false claims, saying it jeopardizes UNEB’s efficiency in its quest to recover genuine marks.    

The circular has been copied to Ministers of Education and Sports, Local Government, Permanent Secretaries, Chief Administrative Officers and Education officers among others.

The State Minister for Primary Education, Rosemary Sseninde and head teachers in Luweero district declined to comment, saying they haven’t received a copy of the circular.

But Zenar Nasur, the Luweero District Education Secretary has welcomed the sanctions but asked UNEB to conduct thorough investigations before imposing fines so that those with genuine claims are not affected.

Zenar adds that many have been lodging in false claims because there were no serious sanctions.