MP Kato Lubwama to be kicked out for alleged ‘fake’ academic papers

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MP Kato Lubwama to be kicked out for  ‘fake’ academic papers: He defends this by saying “Ask my Old Kampala OBs”

UNEB in its letter says Lubaga North MP Lubwama failed S.4 Embattled Paulo Kato Lubwama, the Lubaga South MP who is face a legal battle over lacking the qualifications for election as a Member of Parliament has attacked his opponent. Through the Center for Legal Aid (CLA), an organization that provides free legal services,

Embattled Paulo Kato Lubwama, the Lubaga South MP who is face a legal battle over lacking the qualifications for election as a Member of Parliament has attacked his opponent.

Through the Center for Legal Aid (CLA), an organization that provides free legal services, Habib Buwembo, the activist, contends that Lubwama failed his O-level exams and was not awarded a Uneb certificate. The case, which has both civil and criminal elements (uttering false documents), kicks off on October 31 at the High court, Kampala.

“Who is Buwembo to investigate my papers? I studied at Old Kampala; go and ask what I studied. I have OBs and OGs; ask them whether Kato Lubwama went to school or not. Buwembo wants to become popular by starting a war with a popular person like Kato Lubwama but I don’t have his time.” Lubwama shot back.

However, three damning letters are from Makerere University (MAK), National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) and Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) when read together, cast doubt on Lubwama’s eligibility.

Lubwama sat his O-levels at Old Kampala Secondary School in 1988. According to his O-level results provided by UNEB, Lubwama, failed (got F9 in) English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. He got passes in History, Commerce and credits in Political Education, Geography, and Christian Religious Education.

According to Uneb this level of performance earned him result 7.  Only candidates whose results fall within division one to four qualify to be given certificate and therefore can proceed to A-level or do other certificate courses.

Lubwama’s political woes started when he fervently defended parliament’s move to give each MPs Shs 150 million to purchase a vehicle. At some point, the MP reasoned that even Shs 150 million was too little, proposing that the figure be revised to Shs 300 million.

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