KAMPALA – Three teachers who were arrested countrywide for allegedly selling examination question papers have been charged today October 14, over last year’s examination malpractice. They were arraigned before Buganda Road Magistrate’s court in the afternoon, on a day exams began countrywide.
The three include; Daniel Ocena teacher and resident of Nkoma Northern Division in Mbale District, Eliot Tigawalana of Iganga Northern Division and Joseph Busulwa a teacher of St. Bruno Secondary School in Mpigi District.
They appeared before Grade One Magistrate Robert Mukanza who has officially read the charges to them. However they denied the charges.
The trial magistrate has also issued criminal summons against John Ireng from Morotome Cell, Kabwangasi Town Council in Butebo District, Mathias Mpano from Ganda, Nansana in Wakiso District, Sunday Emmanuel of Mulago in Kawempe Division in Kampala, James Mujtebi a resident of Kizito Zone in Luwero District, Fred Ssevume of Ndejje in Wakiso and Centenary Tumuhaise a teacher and resident of Bujumbura West, Hoima district.
State Attorney Ms Patricia Cingtho told court that investigations into the matter were still ongoing.
The state alleges that between November 4 and 5 of 2018 within Mbale, Mr Ocen and others still at large, using mobile phone (watsapp) messages knowingly and negligently revealed the contents of Uganda National Examination Board (Uneb) Mathematics, SST, English and Science papers for Primary Leaving to Ireng who is unauthorized person.
It is alleged that Ireng and others within Kampala, Mbale and Budaka districts, while using mobile phone,
The state further alleges that between Iganda and Mbale, Ireng using a mobile phone revealed examination papers to Tigawalana who is unauthorized person.
Court records indicate that Sunday and others leaked the papers in question to Musa who is unauthorized person, Mpano revealed to Tigawalana, while between November 15 and 21 of 2018, Ocen revealed examination papers to Sunday.
It is alleged that Busuulwa revealed the papers of Computer, Entrepreneurship, Luganda and Divinity to James Mutebi and Fred Ssevume who were unauthorized.
The possible punishments upon conviction are a 2year imprisonment term or a fine not exceeding Shs50, 000.