The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has warned head teachers and parents about the circulation of fake examination papers ahead of the 2020 Primary Leaving Examination-PLE.
Addressing journalists on Monday, the UNEB spokesperson Jennifer Kalule noted that the fake papers are being sold by unscrupulous individuals purporting to be examiners, fleecing the unsuspecting members of the public of their money. Kalule adds that some of the unscrupulous individuals are sharing fake papers on different social media platforms mainly Whatsapp.
She warned the general public to desist from participating, aiding and abetting the illegal practice.
Examination Malpractice is an offence charged under Section 19 of the Uganda National Examinations Board Act.
However, according to guidelines issued by UCC in 2017, individuals who involve in the practice of using social media to aid examination malpractice commit a crime under the Computer Misuse Act 2011.
In 2019, the examinations board noted that several schools were victims of fake examination papers which were circulating on several social media platforms days before candidates sat for their papers.
This year, a total of 749,811 candidates registered for the 2020 Primary Leaving Examination, which will be conducted in 14,300 examination centres.