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Police Investigates Student for Using Sister’s Name in UCE Exams

Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema told URN in an interview on Wednesday that the student, Monica Akidi, 20, was found with an answer booklet bearing the names Esther Ayaa, during the Mathematics examination.
The police in Kitgum district is investigating a senior four student of Kitgum Vision College for allegedly using her sisters' names in the on-going Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations.

Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema told URN in an interview on Wednesday that the student, Monica Akidi, 20,  was found with an answer booklet bearing the names Esther Ayaa, during the Mathematics examination.

Okema notes that investigation is ongoing to ascertain what could have caused the student to use different names on her examination answer booklet. A case of impersonation and exams malpractice has been registered at Kitgum Central Police station.

The school Headteacher, the chief invigilator at the school, two invigilators and a chief scout monitoring examination at the centre have so far written their statements at Kitgum Central Police station.

Christopher Opoka, the Uganda National Examination Board [UNEB] Area Supervisor for Kitgum and Lamwo districts said that the student also used three different index numbers on the answer sheet. He says the names and index numbers the student used were totally different from the details provided on her student’s identity card and attendance list.

Opoka says the student will be allowed to continue with examinations but notes further that investigations will be ongoing now and during the time for marking the scripts.

Vision College Kitgum school officials have however recognized that the student had registered at the centre during preliminary investigation and has since the commencement of examination used her genuine names.

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