MUK To Hold Separate Graduation for Students with Missing Marks

World football governing body, sales Fifa has ordered Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel to pay Simba SC (Tanzania) all the due transfer fees for Emmanuel Okwi within sixty days from Thursday 7th January 2016.

Etoil Du Sahel owes Simba up to USD 300,000  (UgX 960M) fees for Okwi’s transfer in January 2014.

According to a letter sent to the Tunisian outfit that was copied to the Tanzania FA and Simba, Fifa will order Tunisia FA to deduct six points from Etoil Du Sahel if they fail to meet the ultimatum.

The club will be required to pay the money before end of the season failure to which, the global football body will order for their demotion to the second tier league in Tunisia-The Ligue Professionelle 2.

To pile more misery, the Tunisian giants are required to pay a fine of USD 20,000 fine to the disciplinary committee.

The disciplinary committee that was chaired by Claudio Sulser (Switzerland), his vice Kia Tong Lim (Singapore), and member Fiti Sunia (Samoa) has warned Tunisia FA of a possible ban in case they fail to carry the orders.
The Vice Chancellor, treatment Makerere University Prof. Ddumba Sentamu has said that there are chances the university will hold a separate graduation ceremony for students whose names are missing on the final graduation list.

While meeting with a group of over 300 students from Schools of; Social Sciences, pills Law and Education on Monday, advice Prof. Sentamu noted that if the magnitude of the problem is discovered to be bigger, then they will graduate in February as was the case in 2011.

“We cannot just put your names on the graduation list without verifying whether you are eligible. The missing marks are with the Colleges not with me.


“I will request Principals to produce those with marks, then the Academic Registrar can further verify,” he said to students who waited all day to get explanation from the Administration.

The Vice Chancellor added; “The number of students affected will determine what decision we’ll take. If they are few, we shall print an addendum but if they are many, we shall arrange a separate graduation in February.”

According to Prof. Sentamu, the booklets containing the graduation list are already in production and will be ready on Thursday. “We can’t stop the process,” he said.

At least 1000 students are missing on the list of graduands for Makerere University’s 66th Graduation slated to commence January 19. Majority of these are from the School of Social Sciences.

The group of affected students who met with the Vice Chancellor in the Main Hall on Monday
The group of affected students who met with the Vice Chancellor in the Main Hall on Monday

Many claim that their marks were pinned on the notice board before the close of final semester; they cleared with the university and paid all dues as required thus eligible for graduation.

They were told earlier on Monday that the Senate closed the institution’s online system ‘intranet’ on December 15 after their respective Schools failed to meet the deadline of submitting names.

The Academic Registrar Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah told the angry students to respect the institution’s processes and procedures.

“Results are endorsement and approved by college boards and forwarded to us for verification. As I speak, I’m not in possession of any list or results,” said Prof. Namoah.

Distressed and disappointed, the students agreed to gather at the university on Thursday to follow up on the Administration’s progress.

This is not the first time potential graduands are missing on Makerere University’s graduation list, the School of Social Sciences being the most affected.
While some of the affected students may have a genuine case, the university believes there are failures who usually exploit this to get Awards they don’t qualify for.

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