Professor Elia Katunguka, the University Vice Chancellor during a pre-graduation press conference held at the main building. The University will graduate 10926 students from various fields at the three-day graduation ceremonies
Proffesor Katunguka in middle addressing journalists
At least four students
will miss the 19th Kyambogo University graduation ceremony after being found
guilty of attempting to manipulate their marks using the students' portal. Professor Elia Katunguka,
the University Vice Chancellor during a pre-graduation press conference held at the main building. The University will graduate 10926 students from various fields at the three-day
“There are four students
but the number could change, so I don’t have clear numbers but those four who
were cleared in an attempt to alternate marks, their names removed from the
graduation list," he said. The Vice-Chancellor, who
did not reveal the students' names, stated that they approached him after their
names were deleted from the graduation list. However, after further investigation,
he discovered that these students had attempted to use ICT department officials
to modify their grades.
He explained that the
university authorities detected the discrepancies during the scrutiny process
conducted by heads of departments where original copies of marks held by
department heads did not align with the online records, prompting further
investigation. It is from this background that these students were removed from
the list and the people involved from the ICT department were also apprehended.
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Katunguka further sounded
a warning to confirmed graduates that investigations are still ongoing and they
have the policy to revoke any degree after finding out that one student compromised
the system and graduated illegally.
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The three-day graduation
ceremony, scheduled from 6th to 8th December, will commence with the faculties
of Special Needs and Rehabilitation, followed by the School of Management and
Entrepreneurship. According to Katunguka, President Yoweri Museveni is
anticipated to grace the occasion as the Chief Guest on the inaugural day.
Among the 10926 graduates,
6116 among them are male students, 4808 are female students and 483 among them
are students who attained degrees.
The University will also
graduate eight Ph.D. students, an increase from 5 who graduated last year.
has been emphasizing more on postgraduate studies We are glad that every year
we graduate more Ph.D. students, this time we are graduating 8 students with PhDs,
and six of them are from education and two from the faculty of science.”
Meanwhile, Katunguka also
warned students who intend to add their names to the graduation booklets when
they have not attained the specific degrees before adding that the graduates’
transcripts will be out immediately after graduation.
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