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Museveni hails Nawangwe on staff discipline

      Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has praised Prof. Nawangwe’s decisiveness on ensuring discipline in the Makerere University Community. Museveni says it is embarrassing to see a lecturer in court defending himself against accusations of raping a student. He was presiding over the 69th …

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Makerere’s demigods

  How Prof. Nawangwe is creating a class of untouchables at Uganda’s top varsity Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA |  Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the 63- year old vice chancellor of Makerere University Kampala has a tough job. The university is rarely without a fire he must put out. Squeezed by a …

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Lawyer protests suspension of Mak Staff Association Leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Centre for Legal Aid lawyer, Isaac Ssemakadde, has protested the suspension of Bennet Magara and Joseph Kalema, the Chairperson and General Secretary of Makerere University Administrative Staff Association – MASA respectively. The leaders were suspended in December for allegedly inciting staff to disrupt university Activities. …

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Makerere faces shortage of gowns ahead of graduation week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University is under pressure to deliver more than 13,000 customized graduation gowns ahead of its 69th graduation ceremony, slated for next week. The institution last year adopted a mandatory fee of sh 98,000 paid by all students for an official university gown. Unlike …

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Makerere to launch new strategic plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University will this year launch a 10- year strategic plan that will transform Uganda’s premier higher learning institution into a research led university. The university vice chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe says the strategic plan development team will complete the document in March 2019. Prof …

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THIS WEEK: Fired MAK lecturers to seek legal redress

THIS WEEK: Fired MAK lecturers to seek legal redress Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University in December announced that they had fired 45 academic staff a move that saw controversial Researcher at the Makerere Institute of Social Research Dr. Stella Nyanzi and lecturer implicated in the sexual harassment scandal …

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Terminated staff demand forensic audit on Makerere University

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lecturers who were expelled in a recent shake up at Makerere University have handed to the speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, a petition challenging their dismissal from the institution. The university on December 23, 2018, announced the expulsion of 32 staff and suspension of 13 …

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Makerere suspends administrative staff chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bennet Magara, the newly elected Administrative Staff Association – MASA has been suspended by the University Vice Chancellor; Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe for allegedly inciting staff to disrupt university Activities. In his December 21, 2018 suspension letter, Prof. Nawangwe protests Magara’s December 19th letter addressed to …

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Stella Nyanzi contract new renewed, Makerere Sacks 45 Academic Staff

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has sacked 45 senior academic staff, according to a statement by the University Human Resources Director, Andrew Abunyang. The decision to sack the lecturers was reached in five consecutive meetings by the University Appointments Board chaired by Bruce Balaba Kabaasa held between November and …

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