The future of more than 1,000 students at Kyambogo University is in the air after the administration said it would cancel their results for forging permits in order to sit the ongoing end of semester examinations.
According to the Vice Chancellor, Prof Elly Katunguka, the implicated students forged examination permits yet they had not paid tuition.
“We have realized that about 20% of the continuing students had not paid their tuition but they accessed the exams with forged examination permits,” Prof Katunguka said on Thursday.
The examinations end on 10th December but Prof Katunguka said the affected students may be dismissed from the university.
“I want to inform those students that their results will be cancelled and some may face prosecution for presenting forged documents. When we have a complete list of the affected students, we shall public this list in the papers so that their parents and guardians know that their students are not progressing normally,” he added.
Prof Katunguka also announced that over 7,000 students will graduate from the university in a three-day event starting December 13.
“At this year’s graduation and for the first time in history, we will have transcripts and certificates of the graduating students ready so they can collect them on either the day of the graduation or after the week,” he said.
He, however, warned that students with fees balance and missing marks will not graduate.
Prof Katunguka announced that beginning 2018, the university will cease providing meals for the students residing in halls of residence due to high costs involved.
He that they are going to outsource catering services to private restaurants where they should be able to buy food for themselves.
“The university has been feeding over 8500 students on government sponsorship but starting next year, we are going to provide them with their allowances on time so that they can be able to buy food at their own convince,” he notes.