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Faith-based school in Mukono bans success cards

Pupils write their PLE exams. Courtesy Photo.

A faith-based primary school located in Seeta- Mukono district has banned sending success cards straight to candidates so as to curb exam paper leakages and probable menace in this year’s PLE.

The administration of Kwagalakwe Primary school, through its director, Mr Jonathan Ntulume told Parents, guardians and well wishers who attended a dedication service for the Primary Seven students that they introduced a system where success cards where to only go through the management.

Mr Jonathan Ntulume said they came to the resolution after getting news of incidents where “ill-hearted relatives send children cards laced with substances with drowsing effects to make the pupil sleepy during examinations.”

Ntulume said similar precautions were taken regarding food prepared for the candidates.

This development comes a week after media reports indicating that 2017 UCE examination papers leaked and were circulating on social media long before they were done by the candidates.

The executive secretary for Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb), Dan Odongo told local press that preliminary investigations traced the leakage to a storage station in Busesa in Bugweri, Iganga district.

“The scout sent to guard the exam confessed that he was paid Shs 1 million to give his keys to perpetrators of the fraud,” Odongo said on Wednesday.

Kwagalakwe Primary school dedication sunday was graced by the Bishop of Mukono, the Rev James William Ssebagala who pinned exam leakages to high corruption levels in the country.

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