PAC quizzes Kyambogo varsity bosses over graduation

The public accounts committee of parliament questions officials of Kyambogo University over their decision to abandon the implementation of a policy which aims at ensuring that students graduate only after attending at least 75% of all lectures of their courses

The policy was put in place as a quality assurance measure such that the university would be sure that it’s churning out well educated graduates

The auditor General in his report notes that the university management abandoned this policy which involved taking a roll call at any given lecture something which indicates that some students could be graduating without attending most of the training as expected

The University Secretary Sam Akorimo explained that the exercise was becoming difficult given the huge number of students

The committee members led by the session chairman Gerald Karuhanga insisted that it’s a policy which must be maintained to uphold university standards before Akorimo indicated that they are trying to put in place an automation system so that all students can be registered as required

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Kenneth Lukwago

October 02 2014