Makerere University is stuck
This was revealed by the delegation led by Umar Umar Kakumba the first Vice Chancellor who represented the Vice Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe.
Dr. Euzobia Mugisha Baine the Director Gender at Makerere University revealed that the university has handled some cases but not conclusively.
She said that the university’s hands were tied as some of the accused had gone to court which barred the institution from further investigations until court pronounced itself.
The committee noted with discontent that cases of sexual harassment reported as early as 2006, have not been satisfactorily handled by either the university nor the courts of law. The committee is chaired by Gomba West MP Robina Rwakoojo.
Rwakoojo pledged that the committee will follow through with police the DPP on the fate of these cases.
Dr Euzobia further stated that while media reports have continued to expose the magnitude of the vice, some lecturers have chosen to keep quiet about it for fear of tarnishing their accused colleagues careers.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDdL-Q8kgLM
To curb the vice Luuka south legislator Stephen Kisa also member of the select committee advised Makerere university to consider security cameras in all offices since most students have reported that they are assaulted in lecturers’ offices.
The select committee has also finalized consultations on the matter and await drafting of the report to be tabled to parliament before 15th January, 2019.
Before writing the report the committee would like to travel top Kenyan and South African universities for benchmarking.