After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Business Computing during the recently concluded graduation ceremony in January, Miss Uganda’s degree has been called fake and challenged by a one Mr. David Musiri an external student because she did not meet all the legal requirements for the award of the aforementioned degree.

Musiri has petitioned the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), the Academic Registrar of Makerere and the National Council for Higher Education to investigate what he calls the complicity of the vice chancellor in allegedly giving a female student academic favours for selfish reasons.

“As you may already be aware, Ms Quiin Abenakyo did not complete all the legal requirements for the award of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Computing yet she was allowed to pretend otherwise on 18th January 2019 with the blessing and enthusiastic handshake of our enigmatic vice chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe,” Mr Musiri avers in his letter to the academic registrar written yesterday.

Quinn Abenakyo on her graduation day with the Vice Chancellor Nawangwe

The petitioner further alleges that the name of Ms Abenakyo was not included in the graduation book of Makerere’s recent graduation and that even her CGPA is unknown.

“Why should the rest of us suffer to register normal progress yet beauty queens will eventually receive preferential treatment behind closed doors, moreover in the office of the Vice Chancellor? Isn’t this a classic case of ‘marks for sex’ or ‘sex for marks’? Mr Musiri wondered.

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Musiri says the purpose of his letter to the academic registrar was to place his concern before the Senate or its appropriate committees for internal investigation and relevant action, including recalling and revoking the ‘fake’ degree awarded to the beauty queen.

He has also warned that should the academic registrar decline to cause investigations into this matter, he will involve the Inspector General of Government (IGG), to investigate the university management for covering up this impropriety any longer.

We will keep you posted