UCC warns using Social Media in UNEB

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and other security agencies have received reports that a racket of unscrupulous individuals are using social media platforms like WhatsApp to perpetrate examination malpractices and to fleece the unsuspecting members of the public of their money on the basis of fraudulent promises to offer them access to examination papers. The commission says that such practices are contrary to Section 19 of the Uganda National Examinations Board Act (Cap 173) and the Computer Misuse Act 2011.

In a blog post, UCC says it is working closely with the Ugandan National Examinations Board (UNEB) and other security agencies to track the authors of such messages and the general public is advised against participating, aiding and abetting any such illegal practices in order to avoid the risk of either becoming victims to such frauds or being arrested and/or prosecuted for aiding and abetting crimes under the Uganda National Examinations Board Act (Cap 173) and the Computer Misuse Act 2011.

The public is therefore encouraged to report any examination related malpractice incidents encountered online for further investigation.

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