Headteachers warn against malpractice 


Malpractices in both examinations and sports in primary schools have been condemned by the head teachers in Mukono District.

This was during their inaugural meeting held at UCU’s Save-the-Mothers block, last week.

The meeting was attended by 58 head teachers from both private and government schools and was chaired by Mr James Mwebesa who condemned acts of malpractice both in examinations and in sports.

“UNEB has changed in the syllabus, marking and the way of setting examinations. So instead of engaging in exam malpractices we should prepare our students better for the changes,” he said.

Mr Gordon Katimbo, the headmaster of Hilton High School, while presenting a report of the academic committee, elaborated on the conditions and rules for the new UNEB grading system. He also presented the UNEB paper grading scheme.

The meeting also received reports about the budget, as well as the educational tour that had been undertaken to Kasese.

“Many of us had never been to Kasese. So we were excited about the trip,” they said.

The chairperson thanked the UCU community for hosting them and also offering them lunch. He also hailed the recent announcement by UCU that there would be no fees increases.