IGG wants students’ admission cancelled
Posted Monday, January 7 2013 at 02:00
Forgery. The three university students are accused of forging their birth certificates and admission letters.
The Inspector General of Government has instructed the Secretary of Public Universities Joint Admission Board (Pujab) to revoke the admission of three students in public universities.
The trio are accused of forging birth certificates and application forms which they used to get admission under the quota system.
In a December 13 letter, IGG Irene Mulyagonja, said Mr David Mutahunga, Mr Abel Kalega and Ms Rebecca Nakato, who sat their A-Level examinations in 2011 at St. Gonzaga S.S Kijjukizo in Lyantonde Town Council, forged documents indicating that they come from Lyantonde District yet they are from Bushenyi District.
The letter shows that the three students were admitted to Makerere and Kyambogo universities on government sponsorship under the district quota system for Lyantonde District alongside other three students identified as Mr Ronald Ssekandi, Mr Godfrey Ssali and Mr Edgar Kasujja to fill the six slots allocated to the district.
The six students were picked from a list of 30 top eligible candidates in order of merit by Uganda National Examination Board.
Mr Mutahunga and Ms Nakato are students of Kyambogo University while Mr Kalega is a student of Makerere University.
The IGG has instructed the secretary of Pujab to discontinue the students from studies within 21 days from the date of receipt of the letter.
She also instructed the authorities to replace the three students by those students from the list of 30 eligible candidates and consider them for state sponsorship.
Lyantonde District Education Officer Tom Balojja said he received the letter and that action would be taken as instructed by the IGG’s office.
He added that thorough verification will be done to ensure that in future only those who come from the district take advantage of the district quota admissions.
Efforts to get comments from the affected students were futile.
The IGG’s letter was copied to Lyantonde District chairman Fred Muhangi and the academic registrars of Kyambogo and Makerere universities for action.