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UNEB blacklists six school bosses
Publish Date: Jun 11, 2013
UNEB blacklists six school bosses
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By Agnes Nantambi

 
Six head teachers, four teachers and two invigilators have been blacklisted by the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), after investigations into the 2012 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) exam malpractices.
 
In a report released on Friday at the UNEB headquarters in Ntinda, the body announced that the results of over 1,000 students had been indefinitely cancelled.
 
Dan Nokrach Odongo, the UNEB deputy secretary and head of Secondary School Examination Department, said the cancelled results were of students who had prior knowledge of practical examinations, got external assistance, smuggled unauthorised material into examination rooms and were involved collusion as well as impersonation.
 
Gomba Global College in Butambala and Naggalama Islamic Institute in Mukono had their centre numbers withdrawn because the school heads acted in “an awkward manner” towards the invigilators.
 
“In Naggalama Islamic Institute,  an invigilator detected malpractices and confiscated the materials, but it was forcefully removed from her and she was  assaulted,” Odongo said.
 
At Gomba Global College, Odongo said the candidates confessed to having contributed sh5,000 when the malpractices were detected by the invigilators, but the head teacher, Kyowa Abbey, destroyed the evidence and gave out new stationery to the culprits to do the exams. UNEB handed Kyowa to the Police on finding out.
 
Other UCE candidates, whose results were cancelled, are from Trinity High School Lugoba, Mbale Secondary School, St. Joseph’s Seminary Nyenga, St. Joseph’s Girls School Nkono, Luzira Secondary School, Light Secondary School Soroti, Central College Kawempe, Savio Secondary School Lira, Mt. Rwenzori Girls Secondary School, Mbale School for the Deaf, Padel Townhall, Luwero Mixed Secondary School and Albert Secondary School Hoima among others. 
 
Others are St. John’s Secondary School Nandere in Luwero, Ntinda View College in Kampala, Kiboga Progressive Secondary School, Valley College Senior Secondary  School Bushenyi, Oxford High School Mbale among others.
 
Results of a student of St. Mary’s College Kisubi, who mismatched answers of the question above and below throughout, were cancelled. 
 
Athanasius Tumuhaise of Canon Njagala High School Hoima  reportedly  “performed the physics experiment and gave the results to nine candidates. He was handed over to the Police for action.
 
 

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