By Peter Ssebulime
Officers of the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) in conjunction with the police and sister security organs arrested six unscrupulous persons who have been selling fake Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) papers, which they purported to be real UNEB examination papers.
The arrest followed an operation conducted by UNEB scouts during the past few days, combing the entire country to ensure that any perceived and actual threats of exam leakages are eliminated.
The Examinations manager at UNEB James Turyatemba said that “The suspects were arrested from Namungoona, Namugongo, Mukono, Nsanji, Wakiso, and Masaka. They include; Magala Eliphaz, Steven Efumbi, Michael Mulindwa, Walakira Francis, Mazinga Josua Ssekamakula and Tom Okweny.”
He added that “By the time of their arrest, UNEB had not released any PLE examination material to be dispatched to schools. But these unethical people have been collecting large sums of money ranging from Shs400,000 to 10,000,000 from various schools promising sell them genuine UNEB examination papers.
He noted ” School proprietors and parents are advised not to waste money buying these fake examinations which, when given to the candidates may only cause unnecessary panic for them.”
He also called upon the general public to be vigilant and cooperate with security agencies to track and burst the rackets of those criminal elements in the society selling fake papers, before the inflict a lot of harm to primary seven pupils who are starting their examination today and ending them tomorrow November 5th, 2019.