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Kabale University DVC sacked


Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Professor Benon Basheka,  Kabale University Deputy Vice Chancellor in Charge of Academic Affairs has been sacked over gross misconduct and insubordination.

In a press statement dated March 13, 2024, but released on Friday and signed by Professor Joy Constance Kwesiga, the University Vice Chancellor,  Basheka has been removed from his position after handing over office on Wednesday.

When contacted,  Kwesiga confirmed the sacking of Basheka but said that it was the decision of the University disciplinary committee, Appointments Board and the University Council where he recently appeared and was found guilty of misconduct.  Kwesiga did not comment further saying that she is not the appointing authority.

However, a highly placed source at the University administration who preferred anonymity revealed to our reporter that Prof.Basheka recently appeared before the University disciplinary committee, Appointments Board and the University Council and pleaded guilty of,  Abuse of Office, Abetting Crime, and Gross Insubordination, contrary to the Kabale University Human Resource Manual.

After pleading guilty, committees unanimously voted to remove him from office. Efforts to get a comment from Basheka were futile as his mobile phone could not go through.

On February 7, 2024, professor Basheka petitioned the office of the National Council for Higher Education demanding intervention and investigations about the mismanagement of students’ results at Kabale University, de-enrolment of some students by the Academic Registrar’s department to sit exams without knowledge of finance department, existence of many inactive students in the system, unauthorized changes in fees structures of some students when the finance department is not aware and unauthorized change of students from private students to government sponsorship among others.



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