By APN Reporter
The Uganda police force has discontinued a total of 220 trainees, who had reported for the Initial Probationer Police training course, at the Police Training School at Kabalye, Masindi.
According to police spokesperson Fred Enanga, the trainees have been discontinued from the course on medical grounds and falsification of their academic documents.
Enanga says that all trainees underwent very thorough individual medical assessments at the training school, where it was established that 38 trainees, had medical conditions that could not meet the inherent requirements of the training and the subsequent operational policing roles in the field. They were as a result discontinued.
He adds that an additional 182 trainees, were discontinued after though verification of their academic documents.
Upon thorough scrutiny, they were found with forged documents, others had less than 4 credits, failures in English other than the credit required, failure in Mathematics other than the pass required, while others were found to be overaged, which automatically ruled them out of the training.
All the forged academic documents were confiscated and exhibited at Masindi Central police station, where investigations were instituted.