The Ntungamo District Primary School’s Head Teachers Examination Body has withheld results for 201 candidates who sat for the 2023 mock examinations over malpractice.
According to the chairperson of the Ntungamo District Primary School Head Teachers’ Association, Masheija January Paulus, the most affected subjects were English and mathematics, with external assistance and collusion among candidates.
Masheija revealed that four primary schools across the district were caught red-handed cheating examinations, and their examinations, marks, and scripts were withheld pending further investigations.
During the release of Ntungamo District Mock Results 2023 at Compassion Hall Kyamate, the Resident District Commissioner, Ntungamo, Mucunguzi Geoffrey condemned the increased cases of malpractice and failures attributable to lazy and irrelevant head teachers, urging them to retire themselves if they are tired of their jobs.
Cadre Mucunguzi noted that the district education department will not lag behind due to tired head teachers in government schools who depend on cheating examinations.
The Ntungamo District Education Officer, Eli Muhumuza, said that the cases of malpractice are tainting the glory of the district, which shows that they will also do the same in the PLE.
Muhumuza also castigated the closure of schools before the stipulated date, saying that it is against the school calendar and the ministry of education and sport guidelines.
The secretary for works, who represented LCV Kutamba Monic, asked the educationists to double their efforts to curb the rising cases of malpractice in the district.
The chairperson of the education and health council, Ahabwe Bernard Mupenda, encouraged pupils and schools that failed to mock to get prepared early enough for the forthcoming PLE.
Out of the total number of candidates, 11,256 pupils sat mock exams this year, scoring 676 in grade one and 2,916 in division two, among others.
The best performing government-aided primary schools are Kabungo II, Kabungo I, and Kahunga, while the best private schools are Uganda Kids Project, Karagiirwe Memorial, and St. Catherine, among others