KAMPALA — A police investigation has been launched after PDF images of Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) Maths and Social Studies papers circulated online before the exam on Monday morning.
We couldn’t independently verify whether those are the actual papers but Police is holding suspects who allegedly connived with others to leak PLE examinations.
Police has since said that they have intensified surveillance to ensure such malpractices if true do not occur.
The PDF images of the said maths and social studies papers by UNEB have appeared on social media on Monday morning —sparking panic.
It is not the first time UNEB has had papers leaked.
In previous years including 2017 and 2018, papers apparently appeared for sale online the night before thousands of students sat the exam.
UNEB was also forced to make last-minute changes to two papers in 2017 after receiving reports that some students had gained access to them in advance.
Both leaks were investigated by the police, with evidence passed to the DPP for consideration over whether criminal charges should be brought.
The breach is the latest example of poor security involving lost or stolen papers that have plagued examination boards in recent years, with leaked papers rapidly copied and distributed online.
On Sunday this website learnt that police had been called in to investigate another exam leak after some students allegedly had advance sight of part of Maths and Social Studies & religious paper last week.