today's Pick
100 Kyambogo University students face expulsion
Publish Date: Jul 07, 2014
100 Kyambogo University students face expulsion
Kyambogo University library
  • mail
  • img

By Clare Muhindo and Innocent Anguyo

About 100 Kyambogo University students could face dismissal for being irregularly admitted into the institution.

At a media briefing, Kyambogo University Vice Chancellor Prof Eli Katunguka said the admissions of these students were not regularized by the university senate and most of them reportedly lack student numbers. Senate is the supreme academic body.

It is alleged that some of the students would bribe some university officials to gain admission into the university, while others would just walk into the lecture theatre and start attending tutorials.

“Some parents bought places for their children but these students are not recognized by the system,” Katunguka said recently.

As much as most of the students admitted irregularly have been fished-out by an ongoing probe by the university, some were found when they attempted to regularize their admission by seeking student numbers.

“You find someone in his final year but he does not have a student number. How do you get into the university if you don’t have a student number?” asked Katunguka. “Students who were admitted illegally will be sent away even if they are in their final year.”

Recently, Kyambogo discontinued six engineering students who were not admitted by senate but “smuggled” onto the admission list by some unscrupulous university officials.

A committee established to investigate irregularities in students’ admissions at Kyambogo recently recommended that nine staff implicated in the scam be reprimanded.

The staff, according to the report formed a mafia–like ring that is behind irregular admissions. The committee established the existence of a network of fraudsters responsible for irregular admissions and registration of students at Kyambogo.

Katunguka however said he would not divulge more details of the report to the press because it was yet to be discussed by the university council.


Kyambogo University students gamble fees

Merging Kyambogo University was a mistake

Kyambogo University gets new acting VC

Pay rise approved for Kyambogo University staff

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
North will be Uganda
President Yoweri Museveni has announced plans to transform northern Uganda into the country's industrial hub to accelerate development in the region that is recovering from the 20-year Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency....
Bukenya makes U-turn, supports Museveni
The opposition has suffered major setback after former Vice President, Gilbert Bukenya announced he would support President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in the forthcoming 2016 elections....
Museveni receives UNRA probe report
President Yoweri Museveni has commended the tremendous work done by members of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into allegations of corruption in the Uganda National Roads’ Authority (UNRA)....
VISION Group has launched a digital version that will allow readers enjoy the digital copies of daily, weekly and regional publications anytime, anywhere...
Otafiire challenger arrested over alleged forgery
Retired captain, Mugabe Dononzio Kahonda, Member of Parliament (MP) aspirant for Ruhinda County, Mitooma district has been arrested over alleged forgery of academic papers....
In pictures: National prayer breakfast
Pictures from the 17th annual national prayer breakfast attended by Kenyan deputy president William Ruto....
Should Makerere University fees policy be reviewed?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter