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Uganda’s Makerere University recalling degrees obtained through forged results

A staggering mismatch unearthed between results submitted by colleges and schools and final scores released by the university.

FILE: Makerere University in Uganda. Picture: Facebook.

PRETORIA - One of Africa’s most historic and prestigious tertiary institutions, Makerere University in Uganda, is checking the marks of students over the past several years to find and recall degrees obtained on the basis of forged or altered results.

The investigation began last November.

A staggering mismatch unearthed between results submitted by colleges and schools and final scores released by the university’s registrar prompted the search.

From the School of Law results awarded even a decade ago are being reviewed.

A former minister who obtained a graduate degree in Public Administration and a number of Members of Parliament, as well as high-flying professionals in the country, are likely to be affected.

Ahead of last February’s graduation, the university management blocked conferment of degrees on 50 students.

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