According to Prof. Kateregga, as vice chancellors they are considering passing a resolution to not only to ashame the implicated university staff but also to forward their names to all East African Universities through the East African inter-universities council and Ugandas Vice Chancellors forum to deny them jobs.
The sex for marks scandals has greatly affected the quality of students in various Universities around Uganda and lowered the dignity of lecturers before their students, the chairperson of the Universities vice chancellors Forum of Uganda has revealed.
“We (Vice chancellors) are aware that this vice is eating up most universities and we greatly condemn those involved; lately suspensions have been effected on the perpetrators but we are now considering putting up more serious punishments to deter others,” said Prof Badru Ddungu Kateregga.
He was speaking at the closure of a three days Kampala University inter-campus cultural gala festival held at Masaka campus under the theme “Our culture, our identity, What Went Wrong”.
He explained that corruption of any form is punishable by the law, saying as vice chancellors they have resolved to come up with possible measures to eradicate sex for marks from university. He warned students and lecturers at Kampala University of severe consequences once caught.
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According to Prof. Kateregga, as vice chancellors they are considering passing a resolution to not only to ashame the implicated university staff but also to forward their names to all East African Universities through the East African inter-universities council and Ugandas' Vice Chancellors forum to deny them jobs.
He advised public and private Universities to adopt the use of the Education Information System where examination results are computerized immediately to avoid alterations in pursuit of personal gains. Prof. Kateregga's warning comes at a time when Edward Kisuze, a senior administrator in the office of the academic registrar at Makerere University is being accused of sexually assaulting Rachel Njoroge Njeri in his office.
In her statement, Njoroge alleges that Kisuze repeatedly forced her into having sexual intercourse as she tried to get her academic transcript from the Academic Registrar's office. However, Kisuze told police that he had been in a voluntary affair with Njoroge for a long time and thus could not have raped her. Kisuze also denies being the person in the picture that was circulated on social media.