Sumaya Nakanda, one of the affected students, says she has failed to upgrade using the academic documents from Busoga university due to lack of approved registration numbers, which can only be availed after acquiring her transcript.
Over 700 former student of Busoga University under their
umbrella body, Busoga University Old Student’s Association are protesting their
Led by their Chairperson, Godfrey Ndada, the students want the
Education and Sports Ministry to certify their academic documents to allow them
to graduate within the shortest time possible.
The affected students made the demand during a consultative
meeting at the university premises Thursday. Ndada says the process to revive
the university has consumed a lot of time at their expense.
“The administration has delayed the graduation process
claiming that they are waiting for the government to revive university
operations before graduating more students. This is unfair to the affected students
who are struggling in the competitive job market without transcripts,” he said.
Sumaya Nakanda, one of the affected students,
says she has failed to upgrade using the academic documents from Busoga
university due to lack of approved registration numbers, which can only be
availed after acquiring her transcript.
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Shakira Ndaula, another student says the university has kept
students in the dark, saying many of them have lost job opportunities due to the
fake transcripts they received upon completing their courses.
Ndaula says the
university should organize a graduation ceremony where all grandaunts are
assured of certified transcripts.
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Edward Bamuhamye, the Secretary Busoga University told
journalists that the list of students awaiting graduation was screened by a 15
member committee instituted by the Education Ministry early last year.
He says a graduation date shall be communicated once the
ongoing investigations by the ministry are completed.
The Higher State Education
Ministry, Chrysostom Muyingo, says they have concluded consultations will all stakeholders
for government to take over the struggling university.
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The National Council of Higher Education-NCHE revoked the license
of Busoga University in December 2017 for allegedly recruiting unqualified
staff and teaching unaccredited courses among other irregularities.
negotiations have been ongoing for government to take over the university.