A total of 35 students at Mountains of the Moon University have been summoned to appear before Examination Committee of Senate this week (Wednesday and Thursday) at Lake Saaka Campus Boardroom, to answer for their alleged involvement in examination malpractice during the end of semester one exams, academic year 2023/2024.
In a letter that was issued end of last month, the Academic Registrar, Grace Nyakahuma warned that the students who miss the meeting risk being dismissed from institution.
“Endeavor to check the list of students below, check on all University Faculty noticeboards, check on your emails and respond to calls from the office of Academic Registrar to collect your physical letters,” the letter read.
“Please note that failure to turn up for the above meeting will provoke the Committee to proceed with the case in your absence and recommend to Senate for a punitive action which may include summary dismissal.”
Majority of the invitees are from the Bachelor of Arts with Education class.
Forms of exam malpractice include, taking unauthorized material into the exam room, discussing with fellows during an exam, and forging exam permits.
Located in the western part of Uganda, Mountains of the Moon University is a public university in Uganda which was founded as a private, non-profit institution. It later became a public institution following an executive directive in 2018.
Additional reporting by Cosbert Kyomuhendo.