Africa’s leading university dismisses deputy rector over exam fraud

Makerere University. Photo: News Mac

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – The deputy rector of Makerere University has been fired along with two staff members from the School of Health Sciences for smuggling unqualified students in the 2017 graduation list.

Dr Rose Chalo Nabirye, the dean of the School of Health Sciences, and Dr Isaac Okullo, the deputy principal of the College of Health Sciences were demoted over failure to prevent the fraud.

The dismissed university staff are the deputy registrar of the College of Health Sciences, Ms Fatuma Nakatudde, and the college’s senior administrative assistant, Mr Paul Apunyo, media sources said at the weekend.

The Appointments Board of the University took the decision at its 575th meeting held last week.

The dismissal and demotion of senior managers gives credence to a longstanding claims of falsifying results at Makerere University, the country’s premier institution of higher learning.

This incident comes less than three months to the university’s 69th graduation ceremony scheduled for January next year.

© Bur-csa – N.W / From our regional correspondent Tamba Jean-Matthew III– African Daily Voice (ADV)