By Mukose Arnold Anthony
A group of four law students at law development center have dragged the Uganda National Eaxminations board UNEB to court over withholding UCE 2017 results without according a fair hearing to the affected students.
These self litigants led by Byansi Henry, Lwagoba James, Bwire Ronald and Ssebaduka David want among others orders the release of withheld results and the closed UCE centers in the 2017 UNEB exams as per published on 7th February by UNEB.
They also want an order of prohibition, barring the respondent (UNEB) from enforcing the decision complained about. These litigants also want an order of compelling the respondent to release all results of the affected candidates that were purportedly withheld in bleach of natural justice.
These contend that that the decision by UNEB to withhold UCE results of over 4525 from about 112 centers without according each and every affected student a fair hearing was unfair, illegal, irrational, unjust, inoperative, and thus null and void;
This in a miscellaneous cause 028 of 2018 filed on Tuesday afternoon at high court in Kampala at Twed tower these self litigants want the court to
Speaking to lyagoba James one of the applicant after filing the suit he said that they want each affected student to be awarded 5M each which amounts to 22.625BN and highly contest the idea of having them redo the exams.
However he conceeded that it’s the mandate of UNEB curb any examination malpractice though it should be under laws.
“We don’t support examination malpractices and we understand UNEB has all the authority by law to regulate, enforce, examine and make any decision but that all should be under clear laws however given the fact that these students have gone under public humiliation without a fair hearing, court should above all order for the compensation of the victims with 5MUGX each since non of the students had access to UNEB facility yet the respondents deployed staffs and envigilators and supervisers to stop the vice yet non of them is implicated” said Lyagoba
“we are serving UNEB as sooner as possible and we want this matter to be expeditiously heard and disposed off before the ‘’A’’ Level 1st term is begins” Henry Byansi said