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Makerere guild petitions over missing marks

By Carol Natukunda

Added 25th January 2017 05:09 PM

The guild has received a large number of complaints of missing marks from students across colleges

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The guild has received a large number of complaints of missing marks from students across colleges

Hundreds of students at Makerere University could miss graduation if their marks are not retrieved on time.

The university holds its 67th graduation ceremony on 21st February 2016 to 24th February 2016..

However, following an impromptu closure over unending staff and student strikes late last year, New Vision has learnt that some lecturers have not filed exam results of the previous semester.

Consequently, the university students’ guild has petitioned the vice chancellor Prof. Ddumba Ssentamu over the matter.

In a letter dated 10th January 2016, the guild academic affairs minister Tom Tayebwa and his deputy Patrick Ipola stated that they had received a large number of complaints of missing marks from students across colleges.

“Some of the continuing students have sponsors who require full results of the previous semester before releasing tuition for another semester….The students due to graduate this year stand a risk of missing graduation due to missing marks,” the letter states.

“The purpose of this letter is therefore to request your office to write to different colleges to request them to handle the issue expeditiously,” the letter adds.

In a phone interview with New Vision, the guild prime minister Stanley Akecho said they had launched a committee to follow up the matter. He estimated over 300 students were affected, the majority whom are from the college of business.

The VC Prof. Ssentamu could not be reached for comment as he was not picking up his phone calls by press time.

Missing marks have become a perennial problem in public universities, with students often criticizing lecturers over slackness.

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