Professor Ely Rwakishaya Katunguka, the director of Research and Graduate Training at Makerere University is considering dragging the vice chancellor Professor Venansius Baryamureeba to the Inspectorate of Government over allegations of forging his academic papers.
Professor Ely Rwakishaya Katunguka, the director of Research and Graduate Training at Makerere University is considering dragging the vice chancellor Professor Venansius Baryamureeba to the Inspectorate of Government over allegations of forging his academic papers. In January 2012, Katunguka petitioned the Makerere University council accusing the Baryamureeba of plagiarizing the research he used to get promoted to the level of a professor.
As a result, Dr. Charles Wana Etyem, Chairman Makerere university council set up a committee of three eminent persons including Professor Fredrick Kayanja, vice chancellor Mbarara University of science and technology, Professor Mary Okwakol, vice chancellor Busitema University and Eng. Vincent Kasangaki to investigate the allegations. Professor Mary Okwakol and Professor Fredrick Kayanja declined to take the appointment citing conflict of interest.
But Katunguka says that Makerere University lacks the credibility to set up a committee to investigate the allegations of forgery against the vice chancellor. He says the university and other Tertiary Institutions Act 2010 is silent on addressing queries raised against the vice chancellor and the chairperson of the university council.
He insists that the gaps in the University and Tertiary Institution Act 2010 make it difficult for the university to investigate a sitting vice chancellor and the chairperson of the university council.
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Katunguka says that he is now considering dragging the vice chancellor to the Inspectorate of Government and parliament since Makerere University is a public institution.
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But Dr. Eng. Charles Etyem, chairman Makerere University council says there is no need to drag Makerere University to the Inspectorate of government. He says that complaints against the vice chancellor are an internal matter that should be handled using internal mechanisms. Engineer Etyem advises all parties to desist from making haste decision saying the matter will be handled internally.
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