Con-men Extort Schools with Fake UCE Results

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By Uganda Vanguard

Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has alerted school to look out for unscrupulous individuals that might try to squeeze money from them while intimidating to hold back their exam results.

According to UNEB Executive Secretary Daniel Odongo, the con men have been calling school heads claiming that the schools were involved in exam malpractice.

The warning comes ahead of tomorrow’s release of UCE exam results for 2020.

“In case the results of schools have been withheld due to suspected examination malpractice, the policy of UNEB is to notify in writing, the affected schools as well as the District Education officials. Thereafter, the affected schools are formally invited to appear before the relevant Committee of the Board to be accorded a fair hearing, after which results are either cancelled or released depending on the verdict reached,” he said.

Odong asked the school heads to report all people masquerading as workers of UNEB to them as well as police so that they can be tracked and arrested.

“We call upon the members of the public to work with UNEB to stamp out these criminal acts that tend to undermine the credibility of our education system. It is a joint responsibility for us all in our quest to conduct valid, reliable, equitable and quality assessment of learner’s achievement in a professional and innovative manner and award internationally recognized certificates.”

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