Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) says it is withholding the results of candidates who participated in exam malpractice.
This was during the release of 2022 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results at State House, Nakasero.
The release was attended by Education Minister, Hon Janet Kataaha Museveni, UNEB Executive Director Dan Odongo, and UNEB chairperson, Mary Jossy Nakhanda Okwakol.
Scouts and Examiners reported a number of cases of suspected external assistance rendered to candidates by third parties inside the examination rooms and smuggling of information relevant to the examination by some of the candidates.
Security also arrested some distributors and teachers who cut open question paper envelopes in order to access question papers in the districts of Mukono, Gomba, Mpigi and the greater Masaka areas.
A number of these have been arrested and charged in Courts of Law under the relevant sections of the UNEB Act, 2021.
Over 10 such suspects have been remanded to Prison in Mpigi and Masaka. Others have been released on bail.
“In accordance with Section .5(2)(b) of the UNEB Act, 2021 the Board will withhold the results of the affected candidates pending completion of investigations,” UNEB said in a statement.
It added: “All candidates whose results have been withheld will be accorded a fair hearing by the Board’s Examinations Security Committee. After the hearings are concluded the Board will publish, in the media, the list of schools and districts from which results will have been cancelled.”
Collection of results
Results will be uploaded on the examination centre Portals. Each school can therefore download their results as soon as they are officially released.
However, the District, Municipal and City Inspectors of Schools may collect hard copies of the results from UNEB offices at Ntinda from Monday, 30th January 2023.
No copies of the results are available as of now. Parents, candidates and other interested parties may use the Short Message Services (SMS) on mobile networks which will post the results of candidates on their mobile sets instantly.
Instructions to get PLE results by SMS
- Go to Messages on the phone menu
- Type PLE
- Leave space
- Type the full index number of the candidate
- Send to 6600