UNEB Summons Schools over Withheld Results

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The school is accused of giving foreknowledge and advanced instructions on biology paper 553/2 to the students which evidence was discovered and presented to the security committee of Uganda National Examination Board.

Uganda National Examinations Board [UNEB] has summoned the head teacher and Last year’s O-level candidates of St. Benedict High school in Tororo to defend themselves against allegations of examination malpractice.

The school is one of those whose results were withheld.

The school is accused of giving foreknowledge and advanced instructions on biology paper 553/2 to the students which evidence was discovered and presented to the security committee of Uganda National Examination Board.

A letter of notification to the school head teacher signed by the UNEB executive secretary Matthew Bukenya directed the headmaster and the affected students to appear before a disciplinary committee affected on10thApril, 2014.

 ‘’In the event that you and the affected students don’t appear on the date and time indicated above, UNEB will proceed to make findings in your absence and thereafter reach to its decision on the evidence before it’’ the letter reads in part.

The school deputy head teacher Joseph Ausi confirmed that the school administration has already mobilized the students to appear before the board and defend themselves on the allegations.

He said as administration, they earlier provided all relevant information to the security committee of UNEB but this can’t stop them from adhering to the summons.

He said out of 110 students who sat for Uganda Certificate of Examination [UCE] last year, UNEB cleared results of only 10 students and with held results of 100 students.