The Examination body, UNEB, has responded to lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi’s inquiry regarding the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) answer sheets for National Unity Platform president, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine.
UNEB’s Executive Director, Dan Odongo, stated that they do not possess the answer scripts for those specific years, in a letter to Mabirizi.
Mabirizi had initially requested these answer sheets from UNEB, as he had obtained copies of Kyagulanyi’s results earlier.
Upon close examination of the results, Mabirizi identified some irregularities that he wishes to have rectified. In his correspondence to UNEB, he suggested the possibility that Kyagulanyi might have engaged someone else to write his exams both at Ordinary and Advanced Standard levels, potentially violating the law.
Mabirizi pointed out that this could be a breach under Section 19(d), which deals with impersonation during exams.
To address this situation, Mabirizi cited the Access to Information Act of 2005, Sections 3, 5, and 16, and requested access to Kyagulanyi’s answer sheets.
His intention is to compare Kyagulanyi’s handwriting on the answer sheets with his known handwriting. If discrepancies are found, Mabirizi plans to invoke the powers outlined in S. 5(2)(1) of the Uganda National Examinations Board Act, 2021.
This would potentially lead to the recall of Kyagulanyi’s exam results, implying that Kyagulanyi lacks both the Uganda Certificate of Education and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education.
In a separate legal matter, Mabirizi previously filed a case against Kyagulanyi, asserting that Kyagulanyi gained entry to Makerere University with false registration and thus fraudulently obtained a Diploma in Music, Dance, and Drama (MDD) over two decades ago.
However, the magistrates court at LDC allowed the Director of Public Prosecutions to take over the prosecution of the case.