Uneb speaks out in expelled Namilyango College senior four student’s case

Saturday October 19 2019

George William Eronda at Mukono High Court on

George William Eronda at Mukono High Court on October 15, 2019. Photo by Derick Kissa  

By Derick Kissa

Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has said a senior four student who was expelled from Namilyango College in Mukono and recently blocked from sitting his UCE exams at the school was registered at Buddo Senior Secondary School.
Mr George William Eronda’s name was deleted from Namilyango College and transferred to another center, according to Uneb.

In a letter addressed to M/s Lex Uganda Advocates & Solicitors representing the 18-year-old student who has already missed several papers in the ongoing exams which started on October 14, the Uneb executive secretary, Mr Dan N Odongo, said the board received a notification from Namilyango College that Eronda was no longer their student and requested for his transfer to another centre.

“George William Eronda is therefore, captured under Buddo S.S register. An extract of the Buddo S.S print out on which he appears is attached as Annexure B,” the letter reads in part.
Further, the letter reads: “We hereby confirm that this candidate no longer exists under Namilyango College. Therefore he cannot sit examination at a centre where he was deleted, neither can his results be released or traced from a center he was deleted.”

Eronda’s fate
Mr Odongo further notes that: “At the moment, no reversal or amendment to the contrary can be made since the registration process closed and examinations have commenced.”
However, Eronda’S lawyer, Mr Walter Bwire, contends that the case against the head teacher is still in court and Mr Odongo’s letter only strengthens their case because Eronda was reportedly not involved in the entire process.

According to the lawyer, the school conducted the transfer process without the student’s consent and neither was he given a copy of the letter from Uneb to indicate that his name had been transferred.
“Eronda was registered by the school to which he was transferred after leaving Namilyango College. He could not have been unaware of the process,” Uneb public relations officer, Ms Jennipher Kalule Musamba told this reporter on Saturday.
Mr Eronda was expelled from Namilyango College for allegedly misbehaving during a recent school trip.