The Uganda National Examinations Board has said it hasn’t recorded any “major case” of examination malpractice since the exams began two weeks ago.
“There have been no major reported cases of examination malpractice so far, except for a few isolated incidences,” UNEB Principal Public Relations Officer Jennifer Kalule said in a Monday briefing, adding that a few minor incidents have been observed.
“We have however received reports of a few cases of examination malpractice related to smuggling of unauthorized materials into the examination rooms, especially for the practical examinations. Statements have been made with police and investigations are underway. In another incident, two people were found vending fake examination papers at one school around Kampala. Investigations are underway.”
Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations started on March 1 and they will end on April 6.
Today, the candidates will do all the History papers.
According to Kalule, in West Nile, a candidate attempted to commit suicide after sitting for Mathematics but was rescued.
“He has not been able to continue with the examination, and is hospitalized,” she said.
Some candidates sat exams while pregnant and so far six have given birth.
“We have so far recorded six live births by candidate mothers, one of them having delivered over the weekend. Five of these mothers have been able to continue with the examinations. One mother had a stillbirth but was able to come back and continue with the examinations. We hail them for exhibiting this strong and brave spirit,” she said.
PLE will kick off on March 30 and end on March 31, while UACE will begin on April 12 and end on May 3, 2021.