A senior lecturer by the names of Dr James Wokadala was suspended yesterday by Makerere University for playing around with students’ results.
In a letter dated January 30, 2017, the Vice Chancellor, Prof John Ddumba Ssentamu suspended Wokadala with immediate effect after it came to the attention of the Makerere department that over 200 students in the Statistics Department were having issues with their results.
Wokadala is accused of hiring David Opiro, a former Teaching Assistant at the university, and irregularly giving him students’ scripts. Dr. Wodala heads the Department of Planning and Applied Statistics in the College of Business and Management Sciences.
Prof Ddumba has ordered David Opiro to return the student scripts and are to be delivered to the vice chancellor’s office by midday on Thursday February 2, 2017.
Dr Wodala met the Appointments Board on Monday and reportedly failed to explain why he failed to retrieve the said results from Opiro, prompting the vice chancellor to suspend him.
“I have decided to suspend you immediately. Should you manage to retrieve students’ scripts from Mr. Opiro by Mid-day Thursday 2nd February 2017 and bring them to my office, this suspension will be accordingly lifted,” reads part of Prof. Ddumba’s letter.
If the marks are not recovered, the affected students will do another examination on Friday February 3 which will be marked the same day to enable students graduate on time, Prof Ddumba said.
The most affected students are of Bachelor of Science in Business Statistics who reported that for close to a year now Opiro refused to release their results for the course unit Fundamentals of Marketing, Code BBS 3208.
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