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Teachers Are Major Exam Cheats – UNEB

The Chair of UNEB, Prof Mary Okwakol, while releasing the 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations PLE in Kampala, said while anti-exam cheating measures are largely working, the new trend is for teachers to connive and give answers to candidates.
UNEB chairperson Prof Mary Okwakol handing over the 2016 UCE results to Education Minister Janet Museveni.

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As the noose tightens on examination cheats, the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) says teachers have now emerged as the biggest culprits.

The Chair of UNEB, Prof Mary Okwakol, while releasing the 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) in Kampala on Thursday said while anti-exam cheating measures are largely working, the new trend is for teachers to connive and give answers to candidates.

Okwakol said extreme cases of teachers reading answers to candidates were detected in eight schools in Bundibugyo District in western Uganda.

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Okwakol declared that examinations are now a matter of national security, emphasizing that UNEB will continue to use security forces in the administration of examinations.  

The executive secretary of UNEB, Daniel Odongo, said from now on the security forces will be heavily involved in the running of examinations.  

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The military and the police provided guard and undercover services for the examinations unlike in previous years.