Makerere students pin lecturer for demanding sex

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Female students stroll along the campus streets of Makerere

Makerere university tribunal was chaired by Dr Betty Ezati, dean school of Education, has confirmed sexual offences brought against a lecturer who was arrested for sexual harassment and giving female students marks for sex.

The report implicated Brian Musaga, a former assistant lecturer in the college of Business and Management Studies (CoBAMS) of unprofessional conduct.

The committee composed of; Prof Florence Mutonyi D’ujanga, Moses Musinguzi, Goddy Muhumuza and Janet Nabukeera investigated allegations of sex for marks by staff before compiling the report.

According to the report dated July 25, 2016 quoted by Uganda Radio Network [URN], six of the eight female students interviewed by the committee, pinned Musaga for asking them to have sex with him.

The report says Musaga would work until late in the night and weekends where he would invite female students to his A22 school of Statistics and Planning SSP office and make sexual advances.

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“All students’ testimonies consistently indicated that Musaga worked very late hours which was further confirmed by the security guards and custodians,” the report says.

Musaga would psychologically torture the female students and arouse them sexually before going in to have his way with them.

The committee said the testimonies from independent students were consistent.

But the accused refused to appear before the committee to defend himself and when he did appear, he threatened to sue the University for defamation.

Musaga appeared on July 19, 2016 with his lawyer, Robert Kayobyo to present his defense.

His lawyer asked for adjournment, saying his client was too traumatised to appear yet he also had just received a letter to represent him.

Complaints against Musaga first came out in late 2015 leading to his sacking in October 2015 as examinations coordinator.

Using his position as the examinations coordinator, Musaga intimidated female students who had been caught in examinations malpractice or failed papers by threatening that they would be dismissed from the university if they did not yield to his sexual demands.

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