More than 10 people were arrested and are being prosecuted over 2022 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) malpractices, according to the Uganda National Emanation Board (UNEB).
According to UNEB executive director, Mr Daniel Odong, examination 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,” Mr Odong said while releasing 2022 PLE results at Nakaero State Lodge in Kampala on Friday.
According to him, the board will withhold the results of the affected candidates pending completion of investigations.
“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,” he said.