Police has apprehended five people over the sale of purported copies of 2019 Primary Leaving Examinations in the district of Mubende on Tuesday.
However, this is not the first time that UNEB is arresting people believed to have leaked the national exams in the run up to the examination period.
According to James Taryatemba, the manager of examinations at the Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB), the four men and one woman were using social media and text messages to sell the materials at the cost of one million shilling per subject.
He said UNEB has not yet printed this year’s final examinations and what the suspects were selling were actually copies of the district mock examinations.
“The public is here by warned that these culprits are vending fake examinations and by the time we arrested them, they had sent these examinations to over 20 of their contacts and the information reaching our desk is that each set of examinations was being sold at 1 million,” he said.
He urged the public not to get trapped in such kind of examination malpractice.
“These are items that are being set and most likely these are being set as district mocks. The fonts and the content is far different from what normally appears in our UNEB examinations,” he noted.
The police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said more investigations are still on going to hunt and destroy the bigger new works of such kind of people.
“We cannot be sure that it is the area of Mubende that they had started sharing this information. We believe that probably there could be a wider network. We are going to expand investigations and find our whether is a bigger network,” he said.
Three teachers are on remand in Luzira prison after they were caught leaking PLE examinations that were written last year.