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Over 30 arrested for examination malpractice

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KAARO KARUNGI | NEWS – At least 30 people have been arrested in connection to examination malpractice during the conduct of Primary Leaving Examinations, Uganda Certificate of Education and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education.
Jennifer Kalule, the public relations manager of UNEB said the offences range from impersonation, copying, collusion, and provision of external assistance to candidates.
She said investigations are under way to prosecute persons who obtained money by false pretence by selling of fake papers to unsuspecting members of the public.
“Suspects who committed the offences after the 1st of April, 2021 will be tried under the UNEB Act of 2021, under this Act, penalties for examinations range from five year’s imprisonment, or a fine of five million Uganda shillings or both,” she said.
The making of PLE is expected to take two weeks, UCE and UACE will take two weeks in the 40 centers that are being used.

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