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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.
Eton Namakanga, a P.7 Candidate at Uganda Martyrs Primary School - Rubaga collapsed during the #2019PLE. She was being attended to during the paper.

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Uganda National Examinations Board - UNEB has disowned the purported 2019 Primary Leaving Examination –PLE examination papers that circulated on social media over the weekend.   

The 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.

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 said those behind the fake papers risk arrest. 

“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 examination room.

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.  

 

Vox Pops, Primary Seven pupils speak out on first paper.  

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