Headteachers have cautioned senior six candidates not to get
involved in any form of examination malpractice.
At some of the schools where URN reporters attended briefing sessions,
candidates were cautioned to avoid being tempted to buy examination papers.
Rogers Kimbugwe, the headteacher of Comprehensive College Kitetikka
in Gayaza, says during the briefing, they emphasized the need to avoid cheating
which has become common during exams.
Kimbugwe told candidates at his school not to be tempted to get
involved in any kind of examination malpractice because UNEB would find out and
they would be penalized.
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Edward Ssekiziyivu, the Deputy Headteacher in charge of
administration and academics at Wampewo Ntake SS, says that they cautioned
their students about examination malpractice and its consequences.
He says that the school has done its part of preparing the students
for the examinations, therefore they should not be tempted to engage in
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Kajjobi, the Principal, East High School Ntinda, with a total of 124
candidates, says all his students are set for the examinations. Kajjobi warned
the candidates against malpractices that will harm the image of the school.
told the candidates to refrain from acts of indiscipline during the examination
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February, the Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB said that they want the
forthcoming cycle of examinations to be carried out under a new law, which was
passed by Parliament.
The new Uganda National Examinations Board -UNEB Bill which seeks to repeal the
1983 Act creates reforms relating to the administration and management of
primary and secondary national examinations. The bill suggested several
stringent measures to curb malpractice in all three sets of national
The bill suggested that anyone who is caught cheating in national examinations
should be jailed for 10-years or pay a fine of 40 million Shillings or both. It
also suggested that a similar punishment be given to individuals who have been
misappropriating examination registration fees for candidates.
total of 98,367 candidates are registered to sit this year's UACE examination
from a total of 2,339 centres.