Head Teacher Faces Demotion over Cancelled Results

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Ssekiziyivu, the affected pupils and the District Education Officer were summoned by UNEB for interrogation, where it was confirmed that he was the mastermind of the cheating and that he worked with the help of invigilators to offer external assistance to the candidates.

The head teacher of St John Mary Kabandiko Primary School in Bukomansimbi district Charles Lwanga Ssekyanzi is facing demotion following the cancellation of the schools' results by the Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB.

The results of 67 Primary Leaving Examination-PLE candidates were withheld and later cancelled after it was confirmed that the school was involved in examination malpractices.

Ssekiziyivu, the affected pupils and the District Education Officer were summoned by UNEB for interrogation, where it was confirmed that he was the mastermind of the cheating and that he worked with the help of invigilators to offer external assistance to the candidates.

His troubles have now been further compounded by a recommendation by the district executive committee for his demotion to the level of class teacher. Bukomansimbi District chairperson Muhammad Kateregga confirms that they have asked the Chief Administrative Officer to take appropriate action against Ssekiziyivu
 
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Chief Administrative Officer Asuman Hamis Masereka told URN that he is waiting for an official report from UNEB to back up the recommendation of the executive committee, before the next course of action. He, however, indicates that he will summon all the implicated officers for a fair hearing before a final decision is ultimately taken.
 
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Bukomansimbi District Education Officer Patrick Zziwa confirms they have summoned the implicated invigilators to appear before the disciplinary committee. He, however, indicates that they are also going to reach out to parents of the affected pupils and advise them to support their children to repeat primary seven. Ssekyanzi declined to comment about his troubles.