At the height of the tragedy and subsequent crisis that the fire cast onto the institution, the University Vice-Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe allayed fears saying that "all our records past and current; Human Resource, student, academic and financial records are safely stored in digital form."
Mastercard Foundation contributes 3.7 billion shillings towards the restoration of the iconic Makerere Main building that was gutted fire last weekend sending a shock to the students, alumni, and the entire country.
professor Umar Kakumba the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in-charge of Academic Affairs says that students who can secure placement can start their internship immediately and agree on an approach with the companies where they are placed. He adds that amidst the COVID-19 threats, which has forced companies to downsize, interns could also consider working from home.
Sserunkuma accused professor Mamdani of, among other things, abuse of office and illogical alteration of his PhD supervisory committee with some major changes coming in after the second draft of his dissertation. However, Mamdani insisted that the student was running from his weaknesses and finding excuses. This resulted in protracted battles between the student and his supervisor.
According to Professor Nawangwe, internal investigations show that Barugahare flouted several procurement guidelines during the procurement of Team Uniform Ltd, a private firm to supply 13,500 gowns for the graduation that took place in January 2020.
Before the lockdown which came with restrictions on the number of activities including traffic, commercial and other pollution generating activities, Kampala’s air quality was already six times worse than global standards mainly caused by dust from unpaved roads, fumes from cars and open burning of waste.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor in-charge of Academic Affairs at Makerere, Prof Umar Kakumba notes that although they were looking to an alternative plan of recapturing the data from hard copies, the technical team helped recover the lost data.
Associate Prof. Ronald Kakungulu Mayambala, a senior lecturer at Makerere University's School of Law, together with Edith Kusasira, a Human Resource Management expert from the Ministry of Public Service who is also a member of the tribunal have up to Tuesday next week to produce a report on the reconciliation process back to the tribunal.
Through his lawyer, Isaac Ssemakadde, Mushomi, a lecturer in the School of Statistics and Planning on Thursday told the tribunal that he was unfairly suspended and that the suspension of four years without pay was harsh, excessive and in contravention of employment laws.
“This is to inform you that the directive to remove you from the webmail list was made by me due to your misuse of the privilege accorded to you in contravention of the provisions of the communications policy of the university,” writes Nawangwe to staff leaders.
District Governor, Sharmila Bhatt broke the news on her Facebook post this week. She avers that the Center, which will be launched in 2020-21 will expand Rotary’s peace work in Africa. “As part of the Rotary Peace Centers growth plan, Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, has been approved as a host site for the next Rotary Peace Center,” Sharmila said.
Appearing before Beatrice Kainza, the City Hall Grade One Magistrate on Tuesday, Chelangat, who is also the last state witness said she had found significant similarities in the signatures on documents the accused used for receipting the money and their statements.
Out of the 4.3 billion shillings to support staff across the 11 public universities in the country, Makerere University’s share was 1.7 billion shillings for 1,398 support staff, which according to sources has not been paid.
The Appeals Tribunal which was scheduled to hear appeals by Associate professor Peter Neema-Abooki, Dr Olive Darlia Buhule and Dr John Mushomi Atwebembeire, faulted the University for failing to produce the minutes of the Appointments Board meetings that are to be relied on in the appealed cases.
The Guild Electoral Commission Chairperson Faizal Ssekindi says the students were subjected to verification by the academic registrar to ascertain their status in the institution as well as their academic records.
They were demoted by the appointments board on the basis of findings of the disciplinary committee that the two, failed to prevent marks fraud in their dockets. They were charged with incompetence in the performance of prescribed duties.
On Tuesday, the tribunal was supposed to hear a case involving three sacked Makerere University officials, Judith Sanyu, Walter Onen and Mathias Tumwebaze. However their case failed to take off after they were asked to file their defense. The university lawyers requested for more time to study the matter.