Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) together with Kampala Metropolitan police has arrested one of the fraudsters who was vending fake examination papers on social media that were purported to be UNEB Examinations.
According to the statement released by UNEB spokesperson Jeniffer Kalule, the 20-year-old suspect, whose real name is Abdu Seguya Kareem, was trending as Fresh Kareem on his social media platforms, sharing video clips of past papers.
“According to his confession, he would erase the actual year and superimpose it to appear like a 2023 examination paper. Abdu Kareem is a 2020 UCE candidate who wrote his examinations in 2021, but says he did the act for purposes of getting a big following,” Kalule stated.
Kalule has said that the suspect has been detained at Kampala Metropolitan Police and will be arraigned before court to answer charges of aiding and abetting examination malpractice, as well as unauthorised possession of examination paper, material, or information.
In a related development, police in Old Kampala arrested Gilbert Luyima, aged 49, for vending material purported to be UNEB examinations. He was arrested along with the Head Teacher of Old Kampala S.S.S., Suuna William, who, it is alleged, was due to buy the said fake material. Luyima was arrested from the office of the head teacher.
Further investigation into both of these cases continues. The search for those still at large continues.
Section 25(2) of the UNEB Act 2021 states that a person who negligently assists any candidate to obtain unauthorised possession of any examination paper or examination material commits an offence and is liable on conviction to pay a fine not exceeding two thousand currency points (forty million shillings) or imprisonment not exceeding ten years.