By Nathan Mboowa
Uganda National Examination Board UNEB executive Secretary Dan Odong has revealed that 27 suspects have been arrested in connection with Uganda certificate of education examination malpractice that leaked before sitting for them.
Among the papers that leaked include biology practical paper through social media platforms.
Odong asserts that the act was financially motivated since it involved the area supervisor for Iganga district who conived with head teachers to steal the papers thus the arrest of 23 culprits including the teachers and the supervisors before distancing the UNEB permanent staffs from the illegality .
The arrest was also confirmed by the deputy police publicist Polly Namaye who said the culprits were wrapped up from Iganga, Ibanda, Kampala, Serere, Amuria, Bunyangabo and Wakiso districts.
UNEB says that such acts can be dealt with if only all Ugandans gain patriotism spirits.
Meanwhile UNEB has deployed 8500 to monitor the PLE exams across the country which slated for thursday and Friday.
For the 3rd time running, female pupils have taken the biggest number of candidates sitting for PLE thus year which indicates that the programme for the girl child access to education is yielding fruits and handled in the right direction.
According to Odongo a total of 646,080 candidates have been registered to sit for the exams from 12,751 centers.
Among these 312,585 are males and 333,495 are female candidates.
Odongo has further caustioned schools and teachers not to get involved in exams malpractice.