The Executive Secretary of the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), Daniel Odongo, has cautioned head teachers to be on the guard against unscrupulous people that might attempt to extort them of money threatening to withhold their examination results.
He says there are some conmen who have been calling head teachers claiming that the schools were involved in examination malpractice.
The warning comes ahead of tomorrow’s release of the 2020 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results.
“In case the results of schools have been withheld due to suspected examination malpractice, the policy of UNEB is to notify in writing, the affected schools as well as the district education officials. Thereafter, the affected schools are formally invited to appear before the relevant committee of the board to be accorded a fair hearing, after which results are either cancelled or released depending on the verdict reached,” Mr Odongo said.
Mr Odongo asked head teachers to report all people masquerading as UNEB workers to the board as well as the police so that they can be tracked and arrested.
“We call upon members of the public to work with UNEB to stamp out these criminal acts that tend to undermine the credibility of our education system. It is a joint responsibility for us all to in our quest to conduct valid, reliable, equitable and quality assessment of learner’s achievement in a professional and innovative manner and award internationally recognised certificates,” he added.