KAMPALA – Police and other security agencies uncovered the culprits in Kireka soliciting over UGX10m from schools to give them the exams
Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) confirmed the arrests on Sunday, November 3 ahead of the start of the Primary Leaving exams on Monday, November 4.
Ms Rose Mukasa, the UNEB officer in charge of Primary Seven examinations, said that the suspects are teachers, head teachers and other ordinary people.
Some of the question papers were labelled “Primary Leaving Examinations 2019.”
The dubious papers include English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Religious Education. They bore a signature similar to that of Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) executive secretary, Mr Daniel Odongo.
Ms Mukasa warned the schools and teachers to desist from dealing in the fake papers, saying such actions destabilize pupils.
The arrests come a month after UNEB arrested several other suspect over selling fake PLE papers.
The accused included three teachers and a male nurse with his wife, all from Mubende and Mityana districts. They were paraded at Uneb offices in Ntinda, Kampala by police.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga identified the suspects as John Paul Bikwasiroha, Samuel Kayongo, Godfrey Wanyama, Scovia Nazimuli and Asaf Mucunguzi.
The suspects were charged with forgery and utterance of false documents.
Thehe manager-Uneb examination management, Mr James Turyatemba, said the question papers were fake and Uneb does not know where they were printed.
“Those papers are fake because our original copies do not contain any signature on top of the paper and the font that was used on those fake papers is not the one we use. I think those papers were printed from the mock examinations that are set by districts,” Mr Turyatemba said