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Makerere sex for marks scandal: Implicated lecturer asked to defend himself

 

Dr Swizen Kyomuhendo has been given until Thursday to explain himself.

The principal of the Makerere University College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Prof Josephine Ahikire, has given the lecturer named in the NBS TV sex-for-marks scandal up to Thursday, March 1, to offer a written explanation over the matter or face disciplinary action.

In the NBS TV investigation that aired on Sunday, Dr Swizen Kyomuhendo from the Department of Social Work and Social Administration is accused by several female students of demanding for sex from them in exchange for marks.

And in February 28 letter seen by this website, Prof Ahikire has asked Dr Kyomuhendo to explain himself over the allegations, which he said tarnish the image of the college.

“A story was run on February 26, which specifically highlighted you to have been involved in attempts to exchange ‘sex for marks’ with female student. As you well know, such acts contravene the Makerere University Human Resource Manual (2009) and the university policy on Sexual Harassment (2006) in particular,” Prof Ahikire’s letter reads in part.

“Given the grievous effects of such a report as you as a member of staff, the college and university at large, there is a need for an appropriate response from us as soon as possible,” the letter adds.

There are unconfirmed reports that Dr Kyomuhendo had tendered his resignation on Tuesday morning following the TV expose, but we could not independently confirm the allegations.

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