Makerere University has resumed issuing academic transcripts almost four months after the system was closed amidst reports of marks alteration.

 

In April, the university closed the online results system it uses to enter and store students examination scores and suspended the issuance of academic transcripts due to alleged fraud.

 

Academic Registrar Alfred Namoah sent results for all the 14,897 students that graduated in February back to their respective colleges/schools for verification before transcripts are processed.

 

 

On March 6, detectives from the Crime Intelligence and Investigations Department (CIID), Kireka picked up two IT specialists attached to the academic registrar’s office at Makerere University on March 6th 2017 for allegedly altering student marks following a complaint by Prof Nawangwe to the Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura.

The two, Christopher Ntwatwa and Mike Barongo are still in police custody. The online marks system is accessed by students who view their marks by logging in using their registration number and registrars in schools and colleges who enter marks in the system.

 

Background

Days to the 67th graduation of Makerere University, the academic registrar withdrew the names of 50 students who had been cleared to graduate after it was discovered that their marks had been altered.
The university also suspended, Joyce Namusoke an Assistant Registrar in the School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Science.

Complaints of changing marks at Makerere University have been popping up since the turn of the decade. The complaints usually emerge in January, the month when students graduate. A committee set up to investigate the alteration of marks in 2015 is yet to produce its report.