Makerere university sack 45 senior staff members for absconding from duty and sexual harassment

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The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has confirmed that the university has sacked 45 senior academic staff members. This came after the Parliament tasked a committee to investigate issues of sexual harassment in schools.

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The don said that majority of the number they have fired were staff who had absconded from duty for over five years, while others were involved in sexual harassment cases.

“Many of those fired had left the University and now working in other universities outside Makerere, while others were undisciplined. They were tarnishing the name of the University and we could not tolerate that. I am sure that those people were given a fair hearing to defend themselves before the appointment board so everything was done legally,” Prof Nawangwe said.

Among those who faced the chop is Dr Stella Nyanzi, the embattled research fellow at Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) whose contract hasn’t been renewed.

Those who absconded from duty and were sacked  include Dr. Haroon Sseguya, a senior lecturer in the department of Agricultural Extension and Innovation, Grace Nabulo, an Assistant Lecturer in Botany, Dr Irene Bet Kizza a senior Nursing lecturer from School of Medicine, Dorothy Kwagala, an Assistant Lecturer from School of Law, Aggrey Mwesigye, a Mechanical Engineering lecturer, Sarah Alobo from Agribusiness & Natural Resource.

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