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Busoga University Vice Chancellor Faces Ouster

By Andrew Nkwangi

Busoga university lecturers have dragged their Vice Chancellor, cheap troche http://chistes-cortos.info/wp-includes/theme-compat/sidebar.php Professor David Kibikyo to police for alleged abuse of office.

The lecturers in a letter signed by the interim chairman Busoga University teaching staff, buy information pills http://dan.rabarts.com/wp-includes/class-walker-nav-menu.php Thomas Mayende accused the Kibikyo of diverting funds meant for the institution to his own personal use, http://cgt06.fr/wp-includes/media-template.php besides authorizing payment of University funds to strangers not appointed by the University Council.

The lecturers also accused the vice chancellor of requisitioning for Shs 15m on 26 May 2015 as allowances to travel to Kigali and DRC to scout for students but instead decided not to go.

The teaching staff want the Vice Chancellor to show proof of evidence as to whether he indeed travelled to the said countries.

Mayende claims the actions by Kibikyo have caused unrest amongst the students at the campus.

Busoga University has experienced five strikes within a period of one week.

Lecturers decided to lay down their tools two weeks back, citing failure by the administration to clear their salary arrears for nine months.

Iganga District Police Commander, Nassibu Nditta confirmed receiving a copy of the letter from the lecturers.

He said the vice chancellor is to soon be summoned to police defend himself against the allegations.

Busoga University is a private university started in 1999.

Probe

Meanwhile, the university council has set up a seven-man probe committee investigate allegations of abuse of office by Kibikyo.

The university council during a recent meeting chaired by the chairperson Busoga University and also Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga at Travel hotel asked Kibikyo to step aside as the committee executes its duties.

During the meeting a close aide to the vice chancellor, Doctor Singh Milka was thrown out of the office under the orders of Kadaga.

The Indian expatriate at the university had earlier decided to force himself into the meeting but was ordered to move out immediately after Kadaga saw him entering.

The seven man committee set up include former Bunya east member of parliament James Kubeketerya, Florence Sajjabi, John Mpalampa, Kalungi Kayundo, Canon Patrick Mutalwa, Allen Mbabazi and Moses Wagira -the chancellor of Busoga Diocese.

The committee has been asked to give a detailed report to the University Council within a period of less than one month.

Members had earlier been asked to show by hands as to whether there should be a probe committee set and all unanimously agreed.

Kadaga asked the University Council to appoint an official to take over as Acting Vice Chancellor during the investigations.

Busoga University students recently went on strike, protesting the failure by lecturers to conduct lessons despite a hike in tuition.

Professor Kibikyo declined to comment about the decision taken by the University Council against him.


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