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Uganda:Teacher netted sitting S4 exams for head teacher’s daughter
Published on 12-11-2016 - at 03:09' by Daily Monitor

Police in Kasese District are investigating a case in which a teacher was hired to sit Senior Four exams on behalf of a student.

Police in Kasese District are investigating a case in which a teacher was hired to sit Senior Four exams on behalf of a student.

The impersonator was on Monday caught red-handed doing a Senior Four exam at Merry land Modern secondary school in Rukooki ward, Kasese Municipality.

The presence of the suspect, dressed in school uniform in the examination room created animosity among students who accordingly alerted the Uneb supervisor.

Rwenzori East Region police spokesperson Mansur Suwedi confirmed to Daily Monitor on Wednesday that they are holding three suspects. “It is true we caught a primary school teacher doing an agriculture examination paper at Merry Land Modern SS on behalf of someone, we have exhibited her Identity card and the paper she was doing,” Mr Suwedi said.

On further investigations and interrogation by the police, the suspect, a resident of Mbunga village in Kilembe Sub-county was found doing exams in the names of Macklin Mbabazi, a student in that school.

Other suspects include the school head teacher and the father of the suspect Mr Suwedi said that the head teacher is believed to have hired the suspect to sit exams for her daughter.

In her statement recorded at police, the key suspect said she was promised Shs500, 000. Mr Suwedi said the suspect will be charged with impersonation while two others will be charged with conspiracy.

Consequences

Any person who with intent to impersonate, presents or attempts to present himself or herself in the place of an enrolled candidate commits an offence and is liable, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding Shs50,000 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding two years or to both such fine and imprisonment.

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S4 students sit for their past exam.

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