Grade One Magistrate’s Court in Nabweru, Wakiso district, has convicted Nalwadda Amina, who pleaded guilty to aiding impersonation as a form of examination malpractice.
Nalwadda Amina, who is the Aunty and guardian of Namuwonge Hudah, a candidate of Kawempe Standard SS, was convicted after offering to pay an S.3 student, Emmanuel Muwonge, from another school, to write examinations for her daughter.
According to UNEB, both students were registered candidates of Kawempe Standard SS.
Jennifer Kalule-Musamba, the Principal Public Relations Officer at UNEB, said that the Grade 1 Magistrate, Her Worship Mukasa Sanyu, sentenced Nalwadda Amina to pay a fine of Shs4.8 million or a custodial sentence of one year.
She added that her co-accused, Hamala Moses, the Head Teacher of Kawempe SS, where the malpractice occurred, was released on a non-cash bail of Shs5 million till 7th November 2022.
“The other suspect, Kigozi Godfrey, who provided the student for impersonation is still on the run, however, Police are tracking him down,” the UNEB official said.
“The malpractice occurred on Monday, October 17 during the mathematics paper. The candidates will be tried in a juvenile court since they are minors. In the meantime, they are being allowed to write their examinations,” she said.
Under the UNEB Act 2021, impersonation attracts a fine of twenty million shillings or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or both.
According to the magistrate, Her Worship Mukasa Sanyu, the reduced sentence was based on the fact that the accused is a first-time offender and did not waste the court’s time when she pleaded guilty to the offence.