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Nawangwe says investigation against ‘Among exam’ will still continue

Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe insists that the institution will continue its investigations into the ‘Speaker Between’ examination which he believes did not meet its standards.

Professor Nawangwe said yesterday that despite the President questioning why law school lecturers are being investigated for preparing an exam that described real House proceedings and real names, including herself, the Makerere investigation It has to do with quality assurance.

“The Speaker is free to comment on the matter but Makerere is investigating the quality of the examination. It is a quality assurance action by Makerere,” he said.

In a letter dated May 15, Professor Nawangwe instructed Dr. Ronald Naluwairo, acting principal of the Faculty of Law, “to convene an emergency meeting of the Academic Board of the School to investigate the document (Principles of Constitutional Law II) ”.

But on May 22, Ms Among, in a post shared on the microblogging site strong representative.

“…I hold the view that this is a free society in which freedom of expression is guaranteed and sacrosanct, including academic freedom promoted under Article 29(1)(b), which protects academic freedom.” said Mrs. Among.

However, Ms Among was quick to say that examiners have a duty to give proper context to what exactly happened in the House.

“Therefore, I do not find any flaw in the proposed exam for the students and I believe that our duty will be to provide them with an unbiased context about what exactly happened during the session in question, so that, as academics, they form their own opinion on the matter. . the conduct of public affairs and how they will improve them when it is their turn to take charge,” he said.

Dr. Kabumba Busingye together with Professor Joe Oloka-Onyango teach Constitutional Law at Makerere University Law School. The crux of the review was that spokesperson Among, who was projected to be affected by the recent sanctions imposed against her by the United Kingdom, promised to deal with those who wrote malicious reports about her.

The examiners, later in the case study, project that the Speaker is trying to mount a counterattack through a “Speaker’s Bill” she introduced in the House.

Said bill allegedly contained several provisions, such as that no person may make adverse comments about the position of Speaker and, in particular, about the person of Anita Among; and any person who violates the above provision commits a crime against the people of Uganda and may be sentenced to imprisonment for five years.

The parliamentary case study goes on to note that LoP Joel Besekezi Ssenyonyi stood up and protested the new bill introduced by the president and its process. The case study goes on to show that when Mr Ssenyonyi persisted in his protest, the Speaker expelled him from the House. The said bill became law despite the lack of quorum before being signed into law by President Museveni.

At the end of the case study, the examiners tasked the students with highlighting the constitutional law issues raised.

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