KAMPALA – A parent whose names are withheld for privacy has on Tuesday morning collapsed from Dr. Elizabeth Kyazike’s office at Kyambogo University on learning her daughter was missing on the graduation list.
Dr. Kyazike is the Dean at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Several other students stormed university demanding reasons why their names were missing despite full filling all the requirements including passing their final exams.
One of the students told this website that she has all her marks in the portal, cleared everything that the University requires for one to appear on the graduation list but “to my surprise, my name is missing”.
The vice-chancellor, Prof Eli Katunguka on Monday said the university will pass out over 8000 students in a three-day ceremony from 11th to 13th of December 2019.
The final list has been printed but some students have been left totally devastated after weeks of chasing missing marks.
The marking guideline in all public universities, suggests 60 percent from the Final Exam and 40 percent as course work amounting to 100 percent.
However, if a student missed any of the course works given in a particular semester, they don’t qualify to get an average mark! Which leads to a missing mark or sometimes a retake.
Also if the lecturers misplaced the coursework assessments or final exam results, it equals a missing mark (usually marked as NEX on the examination results lists).
Following weeks of chasing for results, some received them after the final graduation list had already been submitted and approved by the senate.
Over the years, many students have fallen victim to such lecturer-negligence sometimes costing them thousands of shillings redoing the papers when their academic tenure has already expired. This is because to re-do a paper when your ID is expired, you are required to pay the functional fees unlike when it’s to be when ID is still valid.
Following the uproar that rocked the university, officials clarified that students whose results were not approved by the Senate will not be presented to the 16th Graduation Ceremony of December 2019 but will they receive their transcripts later.
The University said that students were not considered by the Senate Science and Senate Humanities and subsequently not recommended to the main Senate for approval as per Kyambogo University Regulations and Procedures, “therefore, the students cannot be presented to the 16th Graduation Ceremony of December 2019”.
The Special Meeting of Senate held on November 29th, 2019, the letter adds that officials agreed that the examination results for the affected students will be presented to Senate Science; Senate Humanities and the main Senate for approval and thereafter the Academic Transcripts will be prepared and issued.