It is examination time at Makerere University; as usual the season can’t go without malpractices. My un-manned aerial vehicles have landed on crucial information.
On Friday 23rd May, Bachelor of Commerce External second year students got a statistics paper before sitting for it. This now became a past paper.
Luckily, the management came to about it via a section of grieved students who reported the issue. They reported it because they requested those who had it to share it with them and they refused.
What they (management) did was to cancel that paper and set another one for students. The paper which was supposed to commence at 8:00 started at about 11:00.
There many hows and whats we need to ask about University Management and it policy on eradicating malpractice.
But really how come that at Harvard of Africa as we usually term it a student accesses a paper before sitting for it??. This question is complicated I can’t dare to answer it
Before the management boosting around and threatening to expel students who cheat, does it know that there are lope holes in its system?
I was struck beyond imagination by my source when I asked details about cheating. My source asked me whether I wanted to expose them; automatically I said yes, she argued that if I do so, I would land them into a pot of hot water since they would be trailed. The best I could do was offer her protection.
More so my source heard rumours around that the B.com students accessed another paper today (Sunday) before sitting for it though she could not verify it independently. She promised to feed us with valid information possibly soon.
Ssali Godfrey, I emotionally thought about slapping you when we sent you on Friday (same day when this fatal exam hoaxing took place) to discuss the same issue of exam malpractice on Radio One. It was a total sham for you to defend Makerere University saying that there is no cheating.
I am sure you know more. No wonder they branded you as Tamale Mirundi who can defend a black pen arguing that it is red. I will not slap you-I forgive like a father forgiving his son but what you said was sham.
I don’t condone cheating but condemn it. Shame on you Makerere University Management
The writer, John Blanshe M is a second year Journalism and Communication student at Makerere University