MUK don suspended for academic fraud

Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof John Ddumba Ssentamu, has suspended a senior lecturer over academic fraud.

Prof Elisam Magara from the East African School of Library and Information Sciences has been suspended for allegedly awarding and submitting marks to the head of department without marking the students’ scripts.

In a letter dated December 4, Prof Ddumba acknowledges receipt of Prof Magara’s explanation to the allegations but adds that they were unsatisfactory since Magara claimed for and paid for the unmarked scripts.

However Magara has refuted the claims describing them as schemes being used against him by some individuals to tarnish his name.