A section of Members of Parliament have questioned the delayed report by the House Committee on Education and Sports on its investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of Makerere University students by security personnel.
However, appearing before Justice Lydia Mugambe of High Court Civil Division, Nyanzi through her lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde told court to reject the affidavit of Abunyang which the University is using to challenge its failure to pay Nyanzi all her emoluments arising from the illegal suspension.
The Committee Chairperson, Jacob Richards Opolot, the Pallisa County MP noted with concern the poor state of toilets at the university as brought to the attention of the committee by students recently.
On Tuesday, Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe briefed the Education Committee chaired by Pallisa County MP, Jacob Opolot about the end of the partnership, saying they need additional funding for research from government.
Members of Parliament sitting on the education committee have learnt that Makerere University’s Dental Schools requires Shillings 1.4 billion budgetary allocation to install all required equipment for the facility to become fully functional.
In the University council, of the 22 members, only 6 are females and 17 male. The University Senate has 13 females and 63 male. In the central management of the University, there are 35 women and 109 men. The University has 14 female professors while there are 74 male professors.
David Musiri, who refers to himself as the Chairperson of former suspended students of Makerere University, wants Prof. Nawangwe investigated for issuing fake degrees, diverting money meant for bursaries and corruption among other allegations.
The general assembly, according to the announcement released by Makerere University Academic Staff Association MUASA General Secretary, Dr Richard Walimbwa was scheduled for Friday at 2:30 PM in the university main hall.
FDC spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda told journalists that Museveni is trying to micromanage Makerere University through his wife and other proxies such as Tanga Odoi, Kiwanuka Kiryowa, Bruce Kabasa and Ruhinda North MP Thomas Tayeebwa. These officials are members of the university council.
Dr Kamunyu says he does not intend to hand over office. He explains that the accusations against him are drawn from his work as the Chairman of MUASA, an entity that falls outside the mandate of the Vice Chancellor. He says his work as a Lecturer of Hospitality and Tourism Management has not been questioned and will, therefore, proceed to work uninterrupted.
Justice Lydia Mugambe of the High Court Civil Division was scheduled to start hearing the application filed by Dr. Nyanzi through her lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde in November last year accusing Makerere University of disregarding orders by Makerere University Staff Appeals Tribunal reinstating her.
Prof Nawangwe says the approach taken during drafting strategic plan has harmonised ideas at the institutional, national, regional and global levels and will produce the desired blueprint for transforming Makerere into a world class researchled university by 2030.
Dr James Ocita, a senior lecturer in Literature Department, who was expelled for insubordination demanded a forensic audit into the misappropriation of internally generated revenue, grabbing of university land, gross administrative malpractices and irregular appointments of careerist members of Council, particularly Bruce Balaba Kabaasa and Thomas Tayebwa.
The staff were disciplined by the Appointments Board for cases ranging from absconding from duty, failure to complete studies, financial fraud, assault and actions prejudicial to the university image, negligence from duty and insubordination.
Makerere University Vice-Chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, says that MasterCard was contented with how the institution handled concrens that triggered the suspension of the scholarship. One of the critical issues raised by the foundation was sexual harassment at the university.