UNEB: We’re not mandated to ask whether one did Primary One or Primary Seven

The Uganda National Examinations Board has explained its role in clearing Members of Parliament whose academic credentials court has since found to be wanting.

Daniel Odong, the executive secretary of the exams body says although he has not looked at the documents for the affected MPs, their board only verifies academic documents as required by the law.

He explains that the legal requirement is that one presents their A’level certificate.

He says UNEB is not mandated to ask whether one did Primary One or Primary Seven and from where or whether they actually went to secondary.

Last week, the Jinja High Court threw Lugazi Municipality MP Isaac Mulindwa Ssozi out of Parliament citing lack of academic qualifications.

Earlier, the High Court in Kampala declared Busiro South MP seat vacant after NRM’s Peter Ssematimba was found lacking the requisite academic papers.

The High Court in Mbale also nullified the election of Vincent Waboya of Budadiri East Constituency over lack of academic qualifications.