Use of Social Media to Perpetrate Examination Malpractices
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. Such practices are contrary to Section 19 of the Uganda National Examinations Board Act (Cap 173) and the Computer Misuse Act 2011.
UCC is working closely with 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 encouraged to report any examination related malpractice incidents encountered online for further investigation. Please contact 0711374160, 0772510120, 0701027271, 0718464252 call UCC Toll Free on 0800133911 (Monday to Friday–8:00am–5:00pm)
Opinions and/or comments, in writing, should be sent to:
The Executive Director
Uganda Communications Commission
Plot 42-44 Spring Road, Bugolobi
P. O. Box 7376, Kampala
Phone: +256-41-4339000, +256-31-2339000
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.ucc.co.ug