MUBS Academic Staff Petition Parliament Over Independence

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Prof. Dr. Arthur Ahimbisibwe, the Chairperson Makerere University Business School Academic Staff Association, says that in May this year cabinet resolved that MUBS be turned into a degree awarding institute, which he says is way below the current status of the school.

The academic staff at Makerere University Business School (MUBS) have petitioned parliament seeking to be included in the discussions to determine the future of the school.
 



They presented their petition to the speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga on Tuesday through their umbrella body Makerere University Business School Academic Staff Association.
 
 
In their petition, the academic staffs argue that as stakeholders in the institution they have been left out of the process to decide the fate of MUBS.
 
 
Prof. Dr. Arthur Ahimbisibwe, the Chairperson Makerere University Business School Academic Staff Association, says that in May this year cabinet resolved that MUBS be turned into a degree awarding institute, which he says is way below the current status of the school.
 
 

They argue that turning the university into a degree awarding institute will make lose several benefits like partnerships and visiting professors. 



Ahimbisibwe wants parliament to ensure that the school either achieves an independent university status or remains affiliated to Makerere University.
 
 
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Kadaga promised to invite the staff should there be any proposed amendments to the university and other tertiary institutions act.


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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.