Police have detained three teachers from Midland High School for possession of unauthorized Uganda Certificate of Examination (UCE) papers.
Jennifer Kalule Musamba, the spokesperson of the Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) identified the suspects as chief invigilator Dalton Denis Lubega, a teacher at Midland High School, Luwero campus.
The other suspects are Zawadi Bwambale, the Deputy Headteacher of Midland High School, Luwero campus and Herbert Woopo, the Director of Studies at Midland High School, Buntaba, Mukono campus.
Musamba made the revelation while addressing journalists at Police headquarters in Naguru. The trio had been deployed at Goshen Secondary School, Victoria Model, and Shammah High School respectively, but on different days.
Kalule said: “While serving as the chief invigilator, Lubega would provide exam papers to candidates and then photograph them before sharing soft copies with Bwambale, Woopo, and others who are still at large.”
She added: “Lubega was apprehended by UNEB investigators after sharing commerce and entrepreneurship papers with his colleagues.”
UNEB noted that the suspects were subsequently handed over to Luwero Central Police Station.
“The trio will appear in court to answer the charges of unauthorized possession of examination materials, aiding and abetting malpractices, and appearing in the examination room with electronic gadgets with intent to disrupt the conduct of examinations,” Kalule said.
They will be charged under sections 25 and 30 of the UNEB Act 2021, she said.
Sam Twiineamazima, the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson, confirmed the detention of the teachers but requested time to provide an update on the progress of the case.
In a related development, the Police in Kampala have arrested Tom Okwenyi for sharing fake Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) papers.
“Okwenyi, a former teacher, created a social media platform dubbed Elite SST Senior Examiners where he shared counterfeit papers with over 1500 members of the group,” said Kalule.
Police are also searching for the administrators of another page named “Beans” where fake PLE papers were also shared.
Kalule emphasized that UNEB monitors online platforms and cautioned the public against forwarding any content claiming to be UNEB papers.