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Gov’t to Name Institutions Involved in Exam Malpractice :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Gov’t to Name Institutions Involved in Exam Malpractice

Geoffrey Kawanguzi, the Deputy Executive Officer of Resource and Administration in UBTEB, made the announcement on Wednesday during a meeting with leaders from various institutes of higher learning in the Eastern region at Elgon Technical Institute in Mbale city.
26 Oct 2023 09:52
during the meeting organise by UBTEB
The government through the Education and Sports Ministry and the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB), will start publishing names of higher learning institutions involved in exam malpractices starting next year.

Geoffrey Kawanguzi, the Deputy Executive Officer of Resource and Administration in UBTEB, made the announcement on Wednesday during a meeting with leaders from various institutes of higher learning in the Eastern region at Elgon Technical Institute in Mbale city. These leaders had gathered for a one-day stakeholder post-examination feedback workshop, an event organized by UBTEB annually in each region.

Kawanguzi explained that instances of malpractice during exams and within different higher learning institutions are on the rise. He explained that to address this issue, the decision has been made to publish the names of institutions found involved in malpractices beginning next year. The goal is to reduce such cases, as they can negatively impact the quality of students produced in Uganda and their ability to compete in the global market.

Edgar Ruboogamu, the Academic Registrar of Elgon Technical Institute, who represented the principal welcomed the government's decision. He expressed hope that it would help reduce malpractice cases. Ruboogamu also highlighted instances where students have attempted to bribe invigilators after being caught with answer sheets in examination rooms. He urged the government to consider increasing the allowances of exam invigilators to make them less susceptible to bribery.

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