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UNEB Cancels Academic Papers of Kitagwenda LC V Candidate

“Basing on the material availed, UNEB Examinations Security Committee proceeded with the hearing and it was proven that you presented a forged PLE result slip No. 33269/058 -1999 in 2014 when you sat for Uganda Certificate of Education – UCE,” reads part of Odongo’s letter to Mugabe.
Robert Mugabe.
Uganda National Examination Board – UNEB has cancelled the academic papers of the Kitagwenda NRM LC V candidate, Robert Mugabe.

The decision stems from a complaint by a concerned resident, Kenneth Tumwebaze, accusing Mugabe of forging his Primary Leaving Examinations – PLE result slip.  



According to a ruling signed by the UNEB Secretary, Dan Odongo, the UNEB Security Committee invited Mugabe for a hearing on Dec 7 but he didn’t turn up. He, instead, ran to Fort Portal High court and obtained an order restraining the examinations body from probing the authenticity of his academic documents.

On Dec 14, the court dismissed his case with costs. Mugabe was again invited to appear before UNEB on Dec 21 but he still failed to turn up, forcing the board to take a decision in his absence.   

“Basing on the material availed, UNEB Examinations Security Committee, proceeded with the hearing and it was proven that you presented a forged PLE result slip No. 33269/058 -1999 in 2014 when you sat for Uganda Certificate of Education – UCE,” reads part of Odongo’s letter to Mugabe. 

This, according to Odongo, means that his UCE and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education – UACE, are also invalid because he obtained them using a forged PLE result slip. 

But Mugabe, who was nominated in September, says UNEB has never contacted him about the matter, adding that it is unfair that a decision was made without hearing his side of the story.  





However, the petitioner, Tumwebaze says he is happy about the decision and is waiting for the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama to cancel Mugabe’s nomination, which will leave his opponent unopposed.   

Before becoming a district on July 1, 2019, Kitagwenda was been a county under Kamwenge where Mugabe served as a deputy district speaker.    

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