Kyambogo University Student Arrested Vending Fake UNEB Papers

Police in Luweero have arrested a student of Kyambogo University for allegedly selling fake 2013 Uganda National Examinations Board—UNEB question papers.
10 Oct 2013 17:12

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Police in Luweero have arrested a student of Kyambogo University for allegedly selling fake Uganda National Examinations Board—UNEB question papers to parents and students.


Charles Mawejje Joseph, who is doing a course in Counseling and guidance, has been picked up at Jekette Restaurant in Luweero, where he had come to pick 200,000 shillings for the sale of fake UNEB exam papers to a parent of a senior six candidate at Luweero Secondary School.


The parent, Imran Mukiibi, a district councillor for Butuntumula Sub County, enlisted the help of his aide David Kizito to call in police. Mawejje was found in possession of fake papers.


Kizito narrates that it all began when Mukiibi received a phone call from Mawejje demanding that he send him money via mobile money service so that he can send him UNEB Examination papers for this year which will help his daughter to excel. UNEB exams for senior four start on Monday, with Senior Six candidates starting their later in the month.


Kizito explains that Mukiibi dismissed the deal that he was not interested in engaging in examination malpractices, but Mawejje insisted to meet him in person and show him some UNEB papers that have allegedly been leaked.


The Luweero District Police Commander Godfrey Ninsiima says that because of suspicious phone calls, Kizito tipped off the police on the deal and the conman was arrested at Jekete Restaurant, where he had come to pick the 200,000 shillings which councillor had promised him. Ninsiima says Mawejje was found in possession of fake Advanced Level papers for mathematics, geography, and history among others.


Ninsiima explains that Mawejje claimed he had sold the papers to eight schools in Luweero. Mawejje is currently detained at Luweero Police station where he is facing charges of attempting to defraud the students and parents.


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It is alleged that Mawejje was selling a fake paper at 50,000 shillings for Senior Six candidates, but the cost was higher for Primary Leaving Examination and Uganda Certificate of Education claiming that he sold them out earlier.


URN Reporter couldn’t reach Mawejje for comment on the allegatioins. But Peter Lubanga, a parent at Luweero Secondary school, says schools also should be investigated because it seems conmen network with teachers who give out phone numbers and particulars of parents.


Efforts to get a comment from Luweero District Education Officer Florence Bbosa were futile because she was holed up in meeting.


The senior four candidates will be briefed tomorrow ahead of their first paper in Geography on Monday.


Last year, Luweero District was ranked in top five districts where exam malpractices were rampant and results of 266 candidates in Primary Leaving Examinations were cancelled.