“A stress test carried out on the capacity of MUELE servers were run through administering a quiz on Saturday last week. Whereas 4813 users were online, only 2474 equivalent to 51.4 percent were able to complete with submission of their work,” Kakumba said in a circular issued on Sunday.
Justice Margaret Tibulya delivered the verdict after finding Etuusa guilty of fraudulently procured Exxon Contractors Limited, JAALC (U) Limited and Juliet Mirembe of EPRC Restaurant to provide phone custody services and food vending services respectively during the 67th graduation ceremony.
Through their lawyers of Acardia Advocates, the registered trustees now want a declaration that the acts of the university in remitting the contributions to NSSF is in breach of the terms of the Trust Deed.
"Although I take the then University officers to have either been negligent or compromised in admitting the Candidate, the diploma should be deprived on account of the Candidate's signed Understanding on his registration form that " Case of impersonation or falsification of documents whenever discovered ...will lead to automatic cancellation of admission”, wrote Mabirizi.
But according to Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the final year students had already started their final examinations by the time of the presidential declaration and are expected to return home immediately after their last paper. Examinations at Makerere University for final year students have been running since May 24, 202.
The African Development Bank President recalled his work in Uganda as the Associate Director of the Rockefeller Foundation, when he engaged the University faculty members in undertaking research on food technologies.
This year’s graduation will be conducted virtually to observe the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs prevent the spread of Covid-19. However, only PhD graduands will be expected to be present at Freedom Square.
In an election that was organized both physically and online Ssempijja, a fourth-year student of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery defeated two other candidates in the race. Ssempijja garnered 3,112 votes while his close rival Aaron Oguttu obtained 1,833 votes while National Resistance Movement –NRM party leaning candidate Edwine Bbosa Bwetuyita got 248 votes.
Rodney Kiggundu, the Public Relations Officer of the University’s Electoral Commission says that 38,000 students are legible to vote out of which 18,000 are expected to vote physically from the 39 polling stations around the university while 20,000 will vote online.
Brian Ssenoga, a computer engineering student sneers at the idea. He says that it will lead to more confusion in the course than they've already had. He said, “We’ve been studying with telecom engineers every first semester of the three years we have been here. There are course units we study and are not related to our course at all. Merging the two will just bring more confusion.”
Trouble for Kyagulanyi started in 2020 when he declared his interest to stand for the Presidency, the topmost office in the country. Accordingly, Mabirizi who describes himself as an ardent believer of the rule of law tried to search for his academic papers arguing that the country has suffered with the current President Yoweri Museveni whose age and academic documents have been difficult to trace.
The committee heard that Makerere University employs more than 5000 staff and spends Shillings 156billion on their salaries. The Committee also learnt that the World Bank tasked the University to submit its payroll before accessing a US$ 6 million grant- approximately Shillings 21.9billion for the Makerere University Regional Centre for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI).
The Forum for Academic Staff Association in Public Universities (FASPU) chaired by Kamunyu will on Friday meet the Vice Chancellor`s Forum under the chairmanship of Kyambogo University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Elly Katunguka at Kyambogo University.
In its Civil Suit 04/2021 before Gulu High Court, Young Elephant FC wants the court to declare that Makerere University Laboratory was negligent in conducting the COVID -19 tests and order them to pay the cost of damage caused to the football club.
Unlike in the previous years, farmers in Acholi Sub Region would start opening their farmlands between the months of late January and March ready for the first planting seasons which starts by mid-March every year.
But this year, the majority of farmers in the region have not started ploughing their farmlands and preparations for this year`s planting season citing projected aridity.
According to the students, some of the challenges include trainers asking for money, lack of appropriate equipment for training, inadequate technical staff to supervise the students at their places of internship among others.