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Vice Chancellor’s Media Briefing March 2018

  • In General
  • 16 Mar 2018 - 4:42pm
  • By Mark Wamai
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Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (C) flanked by Dean of Students-Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe (L) and Ag. Director Gender Mainstreaming-Dr. Euzobia Mugisha Baine (R) addresses the Media on 16th March 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Prof. Nawangwe reiterated the University's zero tolerance to sexual harassment.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, on Friday, 16th March 2018 held the monthly press briefing, to provide updates on various initiatives undertaken by the University Management as well as the upcoming MakRun 2018.

The Vice Chancellor shared updates on evening programmes at Makerere University, the abolition of catering services for students, centralised marking, the Students' Guild Elections 2018 and the University response to the Visitation Committee Report. Prof. Nawangwe further reiterated the University's zero tolerance to sexual harassment and informed the media houses that a committee; headed by Prof. Sylvia Tamale, had been instituted to further investigate the matter at university level and make recommendations to improve the policy and regulations. The Committee will also receive feedback from the University community and members of the public on any additional cases of sexual harassment and refer them to the respective Unit Committees for further investigation.  

Prof. Nawangwe concluded his presentation by thanking the Media for helping to expose sexual harassment at Makerere University. He however requested the media houses to always be objective in their reporting. The Vice Chancellor's communication to the Media was supplemented by the Dean of Students-Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe, Acting Director Gender Mainstreaming Directorate (GMD)-Dr. Euzobia Mugisha Baine and the Acting Director Legal Affairs-Mr. Goddy Muhumuza.

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