Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has put schools in Wakiso and Kasese districts on notice against getting involved in any examination malpractice.
The warning comes ahead of the Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE scheduled to start on Monday next week. At least 671,923 candidates are expected to sit this year's PLE in 13,072 centers across the country.
The candidates will start with mathematics followed by Social Studies in the afternoon. Dan N Odongo, the UNEB Executive Secretary, says they have received intelligence that some schools in Wakiso and Kasese district have been planning to cheat in the exams.
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Odongo says the examination body has deployed 124 monitors and over 10,000 examination scouts and unspecified number of security personnel across the country to monitor the examinations.
According to Odongo, they have also received reports of fake handwritten PLE scripts circulating in the public labeled Set 1, 2 and 3. "We have heard that just as was with UCE, fake examinations purporting to be next week's PLE are being sold. These papers are fake and whoever had bought them and used them will be highly disappointed,” he said.
Emilian Kayima, Police Spokesperson says police are ready to apprehend anyone involved in exam malpractice. “We are ready to arrest everyone involved. Even the candidates themselves because at their age of 12 or 13, they will be held responsible because they are at the age of criminal responsibility,” he warned.
According to Odongo, the candidates will use Education Management Information System numbers instead of the name of their schools.