Last month a report published by Daily Monitor of Thursday, 26th and Friday, 27th, October 2023, under the headlines ‘Marks for sale at universities and Universities face probe over the sale of marks’, respectively caught the nation by surprise.
The articles centered on allegations of existent malpractices at two of Uganda’s highly rated universities; Kyambogo and Makerere.
Management at Kyambogo was initially tight-lipped but later formally commented on the issue through a press statement.
Since then, the university took a keen interest in the matter and in a press release published on 31st October 2023, the University encouraged anyone with information regarding this malpractice to provide it in confidence to the Academic Registrar, Dr. Annie Begumisa, who can be reached on 0771616253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The university Senate established an Examination Malpractice Committee that handles cases of examination malpractice by students and an Appointment Board Disciplinary Committee that handles staff misconduct.
The university also warned that any staff or student found guilty of engaging in any form of examination malpractice shall be held accountable
A special committee was instituted to investigate the earlier stated allegations hence requested any informants, whistleblowers or victim to come forward.
As of today, Kyambogo University has notified stakeholders that the call is still on, and the deadline for receiving information is Wednesday, 22nd November 2023, at 5.00 pm.
“Please note that the information will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality, and the informant will be protected per the Kyambogo University Whistleblowers protection rules,” Kyambogo announced.