13,000 Makerere transcripts held
Makerere University students who graduated last month may wait a little longer to get their academic transcripts until the ongoing verification of each graduate’s marks is completed.
According to our sources, all colleges have been asked to verify each and every student’s results.
Prof Edward Kirumira, the Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, also told Daily Monitor on Tuesday that he was not sure how many graduates had been affected by the verification exercise.
The university administration was cagey on the number of the affected graduates, but the students Daily Monitor interviewed said none of their course-mates had received their transcripts.
A total of 13, 776 students received diplomas, degrees and doctorates for different courses at the university’s graduation last month.
Many students told Daily Monitor that they had gone to the university to pick their academic papers but were turned away. This means they cannot apply for professional jobs or scholarships for further studies.
The verification exercise was prompted by information that names of some unqualified graduates had found their way onto the graduation list.
This is not the first time Makerere University is suffering such a hitch. In October 2012, police arrested two officials in the office of the academic register on charges of altering students’ marks.
There had been complaints from the School of Economics and Management that examination results that had been approved by the Senate and pinned on the students’ notice boards and uploaded on the university website were different from what the school had submitted to the Senate. Little is known on what became of the investigations into the matter.