UBTEB tightens punishments for Examinations Malpractices ahead of May/June 2019 Exams

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Over the years, the Board has recorded series of examinations malpractices which have been handled with in the existing regulations. However, with effect from May/June 2019, any candidate caught in any form of malpractice will pay heavily for such acts.The Board revised upwards the punitive measures for examination malpractices which will be implemented beginning with May/June 2019 examination series. These are indicated below;

Malpractice                                              Penalty

(a)Collusion to cheat examinations        cancel results of entire semester

(b)Smuggling unauthorized materials   cancel results of entire semester

(c)Use of phones, programmable          cancel results of entire semester 

Calculators and watches 

(d)Writing on Body parts                       cancel results of entire semester

(e)Writing on the question paper          caution

(f)Second offender for offense (e)         cancel results of the paper in which the malpractice is committed

(g)Second time offender for (a)-(d)       Cancel results and suspension from UBTEB exams for the entire Academic Year.

(h)Third time offenderDisqualify from programme and   cancel all Examinations results.

“This therefore calls for your efforts to strengthen institutional based measures for candidates and examination managers to ensure that they don’t fall outside the rules and regulations on compliance with the examination settings” Onesmus Oyesigye stated while briefing Principals during the feedback workshop in Kampala this month.

The Board pledges continuous improvements to enable effective service delivery. For example; the Board upgraded Examination Management Information System with a new system to enable efficiency in handling examination processes. The system now will ease candidate registration, and enable Heads of centres and candidates to access results online.  You will note that systems upgrades always have overlaps which emerge and are corrected. The Board will continue to monitor its performance and handle all emerging issues in time in this transition period.