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Makerere Guild Scandal: Probe Committee Formed to Investigate Mismanagement of Shs 260M

The Makerere University Guild Council has instituted a committee on financial affairs to investigate and monitor the use and circulation of Guild attributed monies and present the findings to the house. The committee comes at the backdrop of a series of allegations of mismanagement of the student guild funds against the

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‘Insulting First Lady’: Stella Nyanzi Wins Makerere Suspension Case

Makerere University's Staff Appeals Tribunal has ordered the university to reinstate suspended researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi’s first appeal. The reinstatement is one of the 15 orders made by the tribunal in its ruling on Dr Nyanzi’s appeal. In March, The chairman of the Appointments Board of Makerere University ordered the suspension of

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Sex for Marks will be History in my Term of Office – New Mak VC Nawangwe

Incoming Makerere University vice chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has vowed to decisively deal with the issue of sex for marks. Sex for marks is a vice where lecturers award marks to students in exchange for sex. Common among male lecturers and female students, the practice has cast haunting shadows on the university's

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Makerere ‘Graduates’ Petition University Over Delayed Transcripts, Threaten to Strike

Four months since they were awarded degrees and diplomas at a colourful four-day ceremony, 14,897 ‘graduates' are yet to receive their academic transcripts and certificates. Some 100 of these ‘graduates’ have now petitioned the university over the issue, demanding that their transcripts be immediately issued. They have threatened “action” that could "ruin

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Makerere Internship Money Goes Missing

Just over 60 per cent of the money that the office of Makerere University bursar sent to the College of Education and External Studies (CEES) to facilitate students’ school practice has disappeared in thin air. According to the December 2016 university bursar's report, the university disbursed Shs 993m to the college. However,

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FULL LIST: Makerere Releases List of Law Students Admitted on Gov’t Sponsorship Scheme

Makerere University has released the list of students that have been admitted to pursue their law degrees under the government scholarship programme. Some 38 students have been admitted under the direct entry category – having completed A-level last year – while only two have been admitted under the mature age entry

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Makerere Student Killed Enroute to Kikoni

A cloud of grief is hovering over Makerere University following the unexplained murder of one of their students. Kennedy Kaweesi, a first year student pursuing a bachelor of Veterinary Medicine was found dead on Thursday morning. The incident comes at a time when students are preparing for their end of semester examnations,

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Police to Arrest ‘Nude’ Makerere Girls

Police in Kampala is currently looking for any information that could lead to the arrest of two Makerere University Final year students for promotion of pornography and walking almost naked. The two students whose names remain unknown belong to Makerere University’s school of education. According to pictures that came out on social

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Makerere Fails to Spend Shs 12.6 Billion

Makerere University is one of the institutions which have failed to fully utilise its FY 2016-17 budgetary allocations. According to a report by the Education Committee of parliament, the education ministry has failed to spend Shs 85.1bn. In the same financial year, Makerere failed to use Shs 12.56bn while Kabale University failed

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Arrested Makerere Students Granted Bail

Buganda Road court Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu has granted bail to four Makerere University students who were charged with inciting violence. The four who include; Edmond Kahiigi, Stephen Ariho, Roy Rugumayo and Hannington Mugarura were arrested on Wednesday May 10th while protesting against the detention of Makerere Research fellow, Dr. Stella Nyanzi

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