The letter by Assocaite Professor Josephine Ahikire

Makerere University has issued a Thursday deadline to Dr. Swizen Kyomuhendo, a lecturer accused of soliciting for sex from a female student in exchange for having her name appear on the January 2018 Graduation List.

In a footage by NBS TV on February 26, Dr. Kyomuhendo was depicted as having solicited sex from a one Eunice, a graduate student from the Department of Social Works and Social Administration (SWASA), prompting today’s ultimatum by the Acting Principal Associate Professor Josephine Ahikire.

‘Given the grievous effects of such a report on you as a member of staff, the College and University at large, there is need for an appropriate response from us a College as soon as possible,” Assoc. Prof. Ahikire wrote, telling Dr. Kyomuhendo to submit his explanation letter latest by Thursday, March 1.

Assoc. Prof. Ahikire’s letter is copied to the Dean of Students, Dean of Social Sciences and the Head of Department, SWASA.

The issue of ‘sex for marks’ by lecturers has dogged Makerere University for long, and on assuming the Vice Chancellorship last year, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe vowed to wipe out the vice.