UNEB speaks out on PLE exams leak claims

UNEB adjust examinations timetables

Uganda National Examination Board Executive Secretary Don Odong (PHOTO/Courtesy)

KAMPALA —The Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has explained that no Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) exam has leaked as alleged by a cross section of people on social media.

Uneb spokesperson Jennifer Kalule-Musamba in a statement issued on Wednesday, 02 November 2022, said the investigation of a purported leak is connected to UCE examination papers that were allegedly circulating on social media and not those of PLE.

“Reference is made to a statement attributed to me indicating that Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) papers have leaked, ahead of the start of the said examination, next week. I would like to clarify that the two cases referred to during the joint police briefing on Monday October 31, were in respect of purported UCE examination papers that were circulating on social media,” she said in a statement issued on Wednesday, 02 November 2022.

“This is therefore to explain that the cases of two people under investigation that I referred to were not in respect of the forthcoming Primary Leaving Examination (PLE). Most importantly, the Board wishes to reiterate that there has not been any LEAKAGE of the Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) papers. We call upon the public to ignore messages indicating that there has been such a leakage,” she added.

The Board assured the public that stringent measures are in place to ensure that no examination leakages take place.

“We have so far managed to achieve this for UCE, and similar arrangements are in place for the Primary Leaving Examination, due next week,” she said.

PLE exams begin on Monday, November 7, 2022. This is the second series of end of cycle national examinations to be conducted by Uneb, after the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) which is still under way across the country.

“UNEB strongly warns the public against involvement in any form of examination malpractice. We call upon anybody with useful information related to the ongoing UNEB examinations to report to police immediately or inform the Board using our toll free lines; 0800-11-427; 0800-211-077,” the Uneb spokesperson said.

A total of 832,821 learners have been registered to sit for PLE. This number is higher compared to those who sat for the exams in 2020 by 83,012 learners.

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