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NCHE Meets Great Lakes University Adminstrators over Ownership Dispute

Saul Waigolo, the NCHE Public Relations Officer said that the NCHE has started investigations into the cause of the dispute.
A police officer at Great Lakes Regional University (Photo Credit Samuel Amanya)

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The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has launched investigations into the ownership row between top managers of Great Lakes Regional University.

The row is between Dr Hamlet Mbabazi Kabushenga, the University Founder and Chancellor and administrators led by Honest Wilkins Natukwasa, the current University Director.

Kabushenga has been the University Founder since its establishment in 2004 until June last year when the university’s funders Child to Family Community Development Organization (CHIFCOD), ordered him to resign over allegations of mismanagement of funds.

In September, Kabushenga tendered in his resignation, but a week later, he made a U-turn and declared that he is still the official founder and chancellor of the University.  

Since Monday there has been deployment of anti-riot police at the University.

On Wednesday, Kabushenga through his lawyers Alvarez Advocates issued an order demanding, Natukwasa, Dorothy Kabugo University Vice-Chancellor, Eleanor Nyamishana University Bursar, and Wensi Munyamagana the academic registrar to vacate the university premises accusing them of trespass.   

On Thursday, officials from NCHE led by Innocent Mary Tumwesige Asiimwe, a technical officer held a closed-door meeting with Natukwasa and Kabugo at the University premises.

Kabushenga who was also supposed to attend the meeting however did not show up.

Saul Waigolo, the NCHE Public Relations Officer said that the NCHE has started investigations into the cause of the dispute.

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When asked why he did not attend the meeting, Kabushenga said that he will have a separate meeting with NCHE officials.