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Nawangwe constitutes eight-man team to study Makerere report

By Cecilia Okoth

Added 3rd January 2018 05:17 PM

The team, Nawangwe said will also identify areas for immediate implementation and those that may need further clarification from the education ministry.

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The team, Nawangwe said will also identify areas for immediate implementation and those that may need further clarification from the education ministry.

PIC: Makerere Vice-Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe (right) addressing the press at Makerere University today. Looking on is William Bazeyo.(Photo by Kennedy Oryema)

The vice-chancellor of Makerere University (Mak), Prof, Barnabas Nawangwe has constituted an eight man-team to study the recently released Mak visitation committee report on the institution.


Speaking during a press briefing at the university today, Nawangwe said, upon studying the report, the team headed by Prof. William Bazeyo, the deputy vice-chancellor finance and administration, will then make a formal response on the issues therein.

“I have constituted a team to study the report with a view of making a formal response that will be discussed extensively by management and provide it to the university council, which will make a formal submission to the education minister,” he said.

The team, Nawangwe said will also identify areas for immediate implementation and those that may need further clarification from the education ministry.

The eight-member team includes university secretary Charles Barugarahe; Dr Eria Hisali, the principal college of business and management and Prof. John David Kabasa, the principal college of veterinary medicine, animal resources and bio security.

Others are Dr Florence Nakayiwa, the director planning and development; Dorothy Sennoga, the acting director human resources; Jackie Ayorekire, the manager revenue and grants and a representative of Makerere University Academic Staff Association.

The Mak visitation committee instituted to look into the affairs of the oldest public university in Uganda on Friday last week submitted its report to President Yoweri Museveni, also the visitor to all public universities.

The nine-member committee, headed by Lady Justice Ketrah Katunguka, made strong recommendations among them, having Makerere University as the sole public university in Uganda, increasing students’ tuition fees and scrapping bothg and statehouse scholarships and consolidating them into the loan scheme.

From its findings, the committee also unearthed a series of irregularities at the university, ranging from shoddy procurement practices, illegal payments to staff - some of who have since quit the university and over payment of staff salaries, among others.

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