Makerere university deputy registrar, Margaret Etuusa has been suspended by the University’s management for allegedly collected money from parents and students during the recent graduation ceremony without the knowledge of the university.
According to management, her suspension is meant to give space for the investigations to kick off since it had caused a public outcry over the act which was uncalled for.
It’s alleged that during the graduation ceremonies, Parents and students who had carried phones were made to pay between Shs3000 and 5000 for each phone to be kept by the company that was assigned since such gadget s were not allowed at the graduation venue.
Accordingly on 28th February, the University Secretary, Charles Barugahare wrote to the Academic Registrar Alfre Masikye, seeking information on whether the handling of phones and the company that collected money at the ceremony was discussed and approved by the ceremonies committee.
The academic registrar’s office wrote back indicating that the handling of phones was discussed but not approved.
The deputy Vice chancellor Finance and administration Prof Barnabus Nawangwe confirmed the developments saying that Etuusa was suspended after reports were released pinning her for clearing the company that collected money from parents without the university’s knowledge .
He further explained that Margaret Etuusa went against the regulations and laws governing the contract department at the university and authorized the company that distorted money from parents and students during the 67th graduation ceremony.