The High Court in Fort Portal has set Wednesday next week as the date for the hearing of a case in which two Kabarole primary schools have sued the Uganda National Examinations Board for nullifying their PLE results.
Kibiito and Bubwika primary schools sued UNEB for canceling the 2009 PLE results of 139 pupils. The results were nullified reportedly because the pupils cheated on the exams.
On Friday the schools, in their suit, argued that UNEB did not make its decision based on truth, but on mere suspicion.
Represented by Kahwa Kafuzi and Bwiruka Company Advocates, Kibiito and Bubwika primary schools denied any claims of malpractice. They said no single student was caught cheating and no examiners were found offering external assistance to the accused.
UNEB maintained it had reasonable cause to nullify the results. It said that during the PLE marking exercise there was proof that some pupils had been offered assistance to help them pass the exams.
The presiding judge, Justice Alphonse Owinyi Dollo, adjourned the hearing to Wednesday next week when he will deliver his ruling in the case.
A total of 1,499 students did not receive their 2009 PLE results because it is claimed they were involved in a variety of exam malpractices.