Ahead of the 68th Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University which is scheduled to take place in January next year, Makerere University Business School (MUBS) students are likely to miss out.
MUBS still owes Makerere University (MaK), to which it is affiliated; a certain amount of money which if not cleared in time, none of their students will be listed for graduation.
In a monthly media briefing held at the MaK’s Main Building, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe said:
“We (Makerere University and MUBS) held a meeting and we all agreed on the amount, which is a portion of the functional fee.
“MUBS have been reluctant to clear this amount, so I urge them to pay in time otherwise we shall not graduate any MUBS student until their management remits that portion they owe us.”
It was revealed by the University bursar Mr Augustine Tamale that the amount demanded is Shs2.64 billion, which has been accumulating from 2012/2013 to 2016/2017.
The Bursar also added that this figure was initially Shs6.2 billion before it started reducing.
Issuance of Makerere Transcripts
The University has already embarked on the process of printing the transcripts for the student (of Makerere University) to graduate next year from 16th to 19th January 2018.
According to the Academic Registrar, Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah, they have finalized printing of transcripts for students from the College of Health Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environment Sciences, and the school of law.
The printing of academic transcripts for other Colleges are going on, these transcripts will be given out on the graduation day to only the students who have satisfied the academic and financial requirements for graduation, and cleared with the University authorities.
Introduction of Central Marking
The Vice Chancellor also revealed that effective Semester I of the academic year 2017-2018, the Exams are going to be marked centrally.
The move which is going to cost the University around 120 million shillings has been put in place to address the problem of delayed students results and missing marks.