Through their lawyer, Isaac Ssemakadde, fresh medical graduates of Makerere University have threatened to sue the university following the continued delay of issuing their graduation certificates. The disgruntled group graduated this year in January and they completed their studies over one year ago.
According to a letter addressed to the university Secretary, the recently graduated medical doctors will have no other option but to take legal action if the university fails release their certificates within one week.
The letter further explains that the former Makerere University students’ requests and reminders were ignored and it has reportedly led to the loss of employment opportunities.
“It is over one year since our clients completed their academic programs and over 8 months since they graduated from your good institution. This delay is excessive, unreasonable and unlawful and constitutes a breach of statutory duty under section 23 and 45 of the University and other Tertiary Institutions Act read together with section 34 (2) of the interpretation Act Cap 3 Laws of Uganda.” The letter reads in part.
“Accordingly, the purpose of this letter is to give you a final reminder to have our clients’ graduation certificates issued to them within one week from the date of receipt hereof, failure of which we will take legal action against you to your embarrassment, detriment and colossal loss.” The letter reads further.
The University management has not yet publically replied to the claims but when they do, we will let you know.
Below is the letter;