Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has cancelled the Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE results of 273 pupils in Bundibugyo after they were found guilty of examination malpractices.
They include candidates from Bundimbugha, Njuule, Mundimasoli, Njanja, Mutsahura and Bubandi primary schools.
The Bundibugyo District Education Officer John Byamukama says some of the head teachers have recorded statements at the police. He adds that the district will also consider mentorship programs, transferring and demoting some of the headteachers from the affected schools.
Byamukama said that the cancellation was an embarrassment to the district. He asked both the affected children and their parents not to lose hope but rather accept to repeat the class.
Geoffrey Bakankwaki, the headteacher Njanja Primary School says he had not been convinced by UNEB’s decision of releasing some of the results and cancelling others yet the pupils were in the same classroom.
The LCV chairperson Robert Tibakunirwa says the district leadership will also carry out its investigations to establish how the exams were cheated for appropriate action.
UNEB also released the results of 188 candidates in the district after being withheld over alleged malpractice. The candidates were from Njuule, Bulimba, Bundimasoli, Bubomboli primary schools.