Makerere University has suspended Dr Swizen Kyomuhendo over sexual harassment to his female students.
This follows an investigative story into “sex for marks” at Makerere University by NBS where Dr Kyomuhendo was seen asking for sex from her female students in exchange for marks.
The principal of the Makerere University College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Prof Josephine Ahikire, last week gave Dr Kyohendo up to Thursday, March 1, to offer a written explanation over the matter or face disciplinary action which he declined.
According to the university’s public relations officer, Ms Ritah Namisango, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has with immediate effect suspended Dr Kyomuhendo to allow smooth investigations into the matter.
The suspended lecturer has also been stopped from accessing any of the college premises or interacts with any student of the university before investigations are completed
The VC has also ordered the implicated lecturer to hand over all university properties to school authorities and vacate the offices as soon as possible.
Over 5 people have been suspended since the sex for marks for marks policy was instituted; others are on suspension pending investigations.
The university management has also instituted a five member committee to investigate the scandal.
Similar cases of sexual harassment have been seen at Uganda’s oldest university with a recent reference to Mr Brian Musaga, former Assistant Lecturer at the School of Statistics and Planning who was accused of sexual harassment by his female third year and finalist student. Musaga was reportedly demanded for sex on Sunday, 29th may 2017 if she wanted to avoid a retake her final year project.
But the then Makerere Vice chancellor Prof Ddumba Ssentamu investigated the matter and suspended Musaga for feasting on his female students.