Scandal: How Ugandan varsity awarded 1,000 South Sudanese degrees in months
Tuesday November 29 2016
Another Ugandan university is caught up in an academic fraud scandal that is also threatening to engulf Kampala’s diplomatic ties with several countries whose nationals were irregularly admitted and awarded degrees. FOTOSEARCH
Uganda’s National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) is raising questions over the manner in which more than 1,000 South Sudanese were admitted to Busoga University and went on to graduate in a space of two months.
Besides the South Sudanese, there are 50 Nigerian nationals involved in the scandal.
At the heart of the matter is financial reward for the university, while for the students, the promise of academic papers that would keep them in key positions in government made it a worthwhile investment.