Makerere University Spends More on litigation Than research

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By Nicholas Shawn Mugarura Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe while he was applying for the position of vice Chancellor of Makerere University, he promised a research-focused and financially independent institution. But that promise is now stuck. According to a confidential dossier with Parliament’s committee on Education and sports, Makerere University’s litigation and legal settlements expenditure stands at Ush 5 billion. Dr Deus Kamunyu, chairperson of the Makerere University Academic staff Association, who is now on suspension, says the institution spends Ush 650 million on research. The dossier to parliament however puts the…

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