The forms were part of 50 slots issued annually to the district before each academic year by Kampala International University- KIU and Kampala Metropolitan University to disadvantaged students under the recommendation of the District Executive Committee.
Pader District authorities are investigating circumstances under
which more than 20 university scholarship and bursary application forms went missing
from the district archives department.
The forms were part of 50 slots issued annually to the district before
each academic year by Kampala International University-KIU and Kampala Metropolitan
University to disadvantaged students under the recommendation of the District Executive
Under the scheme, the benefitting student caters for 50% of the
required tuition while the University covers the other 50%.
David Lam Komakech the District Secretary for Health and Education
says concerns of the missing forms only came into the limelight after a section
of beneficiaries failed to access the bursaries and upon preliminary inquiries,
it was discovered that the bursary forms were missing.
Komakech now says that they have since informed the universities
to tentatively cancel the current scheme while new bursary forms are dispatched
and subsequently issued to the beneficiaries under strict scrutiny.
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The Pader LCV Chairperson Col (Rtd) Fearless Obwoya Oyat says
investigations have already been instituted.
David Sema the Northern Regional Sponsorship Coordinator for
Kampala International University condemned irregularities of personalizing the
forms, allegations of exhibiting sectarian tendencies and laxity by students to
pick the forms which have greatly compromised the cause for which the
scholarships were initiated.
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A source at Kampala Metropolitan University that preferred
anonymity confirms having registered the concern but says such irregularities
are currently being mitigated by ensuring potential applicants access the
scholarship application forms online.