The Police in Kole district have arrested Denis Obal, the head teacher of Sr. Gabriella Memorial Comprehensive Secondary School in Kole, for alleged theft of student’s exams registration fees.
Trouble for Obal started after senior four leavers from his school failed to access their Uganda Certificate Education-UCE results several days after Uganda National Examination Board-UNEB released them.
It is alleged that Obal only remitted Shs 600,000 from the over Shs 7million he collected from 35 candidates to UNEB.
This prompted the exam body to withhold the candidate’s results pending the clearance of the examination fees.
After failing to access their results, the learners decided to seek help from the police, which swung into action and picked up the headteacher.
Richard Obang, one of the affected candidates, said that he tried accessing his results online but in vain.
Several candidates say that they are under pressure from their parents who suspect them of having misused the examination fees.
Abal, who is also accused of forging and presenting fake results to the candidates, is locked up at Kole Central Police Station as investigations continue. Parents have given the head teacher a 3 days ultimatum to deliver the results.
Mugira Kato, the Kole District Police Commander, said they are holding Obal on charges of embezzlement and forgery. The school authorities have remained tightlipped on the matter
” He is in our custody on charges of embezzlement and forgery ,” he said.