Teacher, Three Others Remanded Over Examination Malpractice

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The grade one magistrate’s court of Kasangati has remanded a primary school teacher, Filbert Ayesiga, 37, together with three others, over the involvement in malpractices during last year’s primary leaving examinations.

Ayesiga, a resident of Kapanyi Village in Masindi district, is accused together with Guloba Tito 25, a resident of Seeta Mukono district, Francis Etwalu, 44 residing in Seeta Mukono district, and Edward Kapale 28, a resident of Nakulabye Kampala district.

The four who were on Wednesday paraded before the court presided over by grade one magistrate Beatrice Kayinza, pleaded not guilty, and the court decided to remand them to Kasngati prison up to 21st February 2023.

The prosecution alleges that, the four together with other who are still at large, on 8th and 9th November 2023, in Wakiso district, were found possessing the electronic transmission of the examination paper information and material.

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Possessing unauthorized examination material or information is against section 25(1) of the UNEB act, and this is the law under which the court magistrate Kayinza charged and remanded the quartet.

From the court proceeding, all the four pleaded not guilty, with Ayesiga telling the court that during this period when the malpractice is said to have happened, he was scouting exams in the Kiruhuura district where he had been posted, and was surprised to be arrested over this matter.

The case has come up at the time, when the nation is awaiting the release of the 2022 Primary Leaving Examination results, on 27th January 2023 as announced by the ministry of education and sports.

Last year’s sitting saw UNEB intensifying exam security measures and a number of offenders were arrested for involving in several malpractices, like impersonation, unauthorized possession, and transmission of exam information and materials, among others.

Because of this intensification against examination malpractice, security arrested and charged various teachers and civilians across the country. With four cases, the Kawempe division area of Kampala district had the highest number of examination malpractices last year.  

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