Kampala – The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has dismissed allegations that it’s considering recalling S.4 candidates to resit physics papers.
Last week, a document purporting to be from UNEB made rounds on social media platforms indicating that mistakes had been done during the setting of the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) papers of physics.
However, Jennifer Kalule the UNEB spokesperson has Monday dismissed the document as fake an urged the public to disregard it.
“While the Board used similar social media platforms to immediately refute the fake information, we would like once again to assure the nation that there was no error in any of the UNEB Examination papers, at any of the levels. All the test items for the Board’s examination papers passed through a rigorous validity test and as such NO SUCH ERROR was experienced,” said Kalule on Monday while addressing a joint security press briefing at police headquarters in Nagulu, Kampala on Monday.
The Board further advised schools and candidates to disregard the purported alert indicating that management is ‘looking into the matter of candidates repeating the stated papers.
“Please note that the Board does not primarily use social media to communicate to the schools. When communicating officially to schools, the Board use circulars sent directly or through the portal accessed by the Schools. Although such information may at times find its way on social media platforms, it is NOT our official mode of communication to schools,” said Kalule
UNEB cautions the public against any other such misleading information.
“We have come to learn that the authors of such fake announcements are scheming to extort money from unsuspecting members of the public under the pre-text of assisting them. Please be informed that the UCE examination ended successfully, and that the Board is already handling the next processes and the field conduct of examination.
Kalule reiterated that UNEB conducts valid, reliable, equitable and quality assessment of learners’ achievement in a professional and innovative manner, for the award of internationally recognised certificates.
She assured the public that the Board is working with the police to investigate and establish the source of the misleading information and that once found, the culprits will be brought to book.