Our reporter accessed the fake papers and compared them with the papers done on Monday but none of the numbers were similar. The UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan N. Odong has those behind the fake papers that they risk arrest.
Uganda National Examinations Board - UNEB has
disowned the purported 2019 Primary Leaving Examination –PLE examination
papers that circulated on social media over the weekend.
fake Social Studies and Mathematics papers made
rounds on social media on Sunday night. However, UNEB warned parents and teachers
against being duped by unscrupulous people.
reporter accessed the fake papers and compared
them with the papers done on Monday but none of the numbers were similar. The UNEB Executive
Secretary, Dan N. Odong said those behind the fake papers risk
“This morning, candidates started writing the authentic
Mathematics paper, which is different from the one being circulated on social
media. Both UNEB scouts and security agencies are keeping a close eye on the
examination process to ensure there are no irregularities,” said Odongo.
A total of 695,793 registered for the PLE this year that are
taking place in 13,475 examination centers countrywide. Many
pupils are reported to have missed the examinations while others managed to do
examinations under special supervision by medics.
At Uganda Martyrs Primary School -Rubaga, a P.7 candidate, Eton
Namakanga collapsed midway the paper and was struggling to write her
Mathematics paper by 1:00pm. She was supported by medics who gave her first aid
and put on drip. She is reported to have developed fever and diarrhea at the
start of the papers.
Angel Nantongo, another candidate at St. Paul's Kyebando
Primary School failed to sit for the second paper. The school administration
says she had been absent from school due to sickness for the last two weeks.
She was assisted by UNEB Scouts and Invigilators out of the
In other parts of Kampala, pupils expressed mixed feelings
about the examinations, with many saying they expect to excel while others say
they couldn’t finish the first exams in time.
Pops, Primary Seven pupils speak out on first paper.