Four Examination Officers Held Over Malpractice

Four examination officers deployed at Ogom Telela primary school in Pader district to supervise the just concluded primary leaving Examinations-PLE are in trouble for alleged malpractices.


They were picked up by police on Wednesday after Mpabuka Tubihimana, the Pader district examinations monitoring officer opened a case of examination malpractice implicating them vide police file SD 30/04/2014 at Pader Central police station.

The suspects are Jimmy Ojok, an invigilator, Moses Ochora Komakech, a supervisor, Yovani Okello, a teacher and an exams scout Joseph Komakech.

It all started after, Tubihimana allegedly found the suspects with an open envelope containing science scripts in the afternoon, yet the exams were done in the morning.

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa regional police spokesperson says they are investigating circumstances under which the envelope containing the examinations scripts were opened in the afternoon yet it was supposed to be submitted to the police.

Okema says they will also record statements from pupils as part of their investigations. He says despite the fact that the pupils are done with their examinations, some of them who saw what happened will be summoned to explain what exactly happened.

Charles Obol Okidi, the Pader District Education Officer has declined to comment on the matter saying the case is under police investigations. PLE started on Monday with Mathematics and Social studies and ended on Tuesday with science and English.

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