10,000 to graduate from MUK
Posted Monday, January 14 2013 at 08:27
Preparations are underway for the ceremony to take place on January 22 although some students are still missing on the list.
More than 10, 000 students at Makerere University will be awarded certificates, diplomas, degrees, post graduate degrees and honorary degrees next week at the institution’s 63rd graduation ceremony.
This will take four days starting January 22 to 25. However, hardly two weeks to the graduation day, many students are still missing on the graduation list.
But Ms Ritah Namisango, the university spokesperson, on Saturday said students, who have not yet appeared on the (graduation) list, but have genuine reasons, will be included after the academic registrar’s office together with their line colleges have completed their investigations.
“The technical team in the department of the academic registrar and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are subjecting the names of the affected students to the verification processes of the university,” she said.
“After the verification, the students, whose details will indicate that they have the marks for all the academic units, and have satisfied the requirements for the award of degrees and diplomas, and have cleared with the university, will have their names included and presented for graduation.”
On Thursday, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, received a petition from 60 students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, whose names were missing on the list of those going to graduate.
The graduation list has delayed because there have been pending investigations into allegations of fraud and mismanagement of examination results by the university officials.
In an October 22 letter from the Office of the first deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) to deans and all staff, the university was expected to conduct an audit of all results forwarded to the department of the academic registrar, beginning with those set to graduate.
At least five university officials from the academic registrar’s department have been arrested since October.