Makerere sacks Stella Nyanzi, 45 academic staff

Dr. Stella Nyanzi

Makerere University has fired Dr. Stella Nyanzi, a research fellow at Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) from the institution.

Nyanzi was sacked alongside other 45 senior academic staff, according to the University Human Resources Director, Andrew Abunyang.

The decision to sack the lecturers was reached in five consecutive meetings by the University Appointments Board chaired by Bruce Balaba Kabaasa held between November and December this year.

The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, said some of the staff were fired for absconding from duty for over five years, while others were involved in sexual harassment cases.

Dr Swizen Kyomuhendo, a lecturer in School of Social Sciences, was also dismissed over acts prejudicial to proper performance of official duties on the University’s image or status.

Kyomuhendo is accused of trying to sleep with his student in exchange for marks.

Nyanzi is currently on remand in Luzira Prison on charges of cyber harassment and offensive communication against president Museveni.

She was on December 19 further remanded and is likely to spend Christmas in Luzira Prison after she objected to the charges of alleged cyber on grounds that they are defective and cannot stand.

Those who absconded from duty are: Dr. Haroon Sseguya, a senior lecturer in the department of Agricultural Extension and Innovation, Grace Nabulo, an Assistant Lecturer in Botany, Dr Irene Bet Kizza a senior Nursing lecturer from School of Medicine, Dorothy Kwagala, an Assistant Lecturer from School of Law, Aggrey Mwesigye, a Mechanical Engineering lecturer, Sarah Alobo from Agribusiness & Natural Resource Economics department, Dr Silas Oluka, a senior lecturer of Science & Technical Education and Dr Gilbert Wathum from Forestry; Biodiversity & Tourism department.

Others include; Olive Darlia Buhule, an assistant lecturer in the department of Statistics & Actuarial Sciences, Stella Maris Sendagi from Agricultural & Bio systems Engineering, Harriet Namukwaya Kabunga from European & Oriental Languages department, Dr Catherine Namono from Painting and Art History department and James Semuwemba, an assistant lecturer from Civil & Environmental Engineering, Joseph Derrick Olaka, a Teaching Assistant of Computer Science, Jude Olinga, a teaching assistant of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Eiman Elwidaa, an assistant lecturer of Architecture & Physical Planning.




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