Candidate Who Hired Mercenary To Sit U.C.E Exams Jailed For Two Months
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
The magistrates court in Nabweru has sentenced a senior four candidate to two months imprisonment for hiring another person to help her sit for the ongoing UCE exams.
A student at St Francis Secondary School in Kawempe Rebecca Munyesi, on Friday pleaded guilty to charges related to impersonation for conniving with the school headmistress Milly Nanteza Matovu, to procure the services of Asuman Kidawuli to write UCE exams on her behalf in a deal that cost the student shs2.5 million.
Today, grade one magistrate, Christian Kibuuka said having considered the future of the student and her remorsefulness, jailing her for two years was inappropriate adding that the senior four student has lost time and money which he said is a punishment on its own to send a strong message to other would be offenders for the same offence.
The UNEB Act 2021 that came into force this year stipulates that on conviction, an offender is liable to a fine of shs20 million or five year jail term or both for the offence of impersonation.