Uncertainty. Despite being closed, the university is still operational, as the administration is optimistic that the fate of the continuing students will be solved. By Patience Ahimbisibwe Daily Monitor

A mystery and darkness hangs over the future of graduates of Busoga University. They have been awarded degrees whose academic worth is unknown. The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has no clue either. The university was closed by NCHE in December last year after it was discovered it had awarded degrees to more than 1,000 students, majority of whom were from South Sudan after a two-month study in 2016. Later, President Museveni announced that the government would take over the institution and named a committee to oversee the process. The takeover has not yet taken place and NCHE says the university remains closed. However, the university has continued to run academic programmes and admit new students. The university spokesperson, Mr Andrew Balondemu, confirmed that the closure has not affected their operations. “The university is operating normally. Even at the time of closure, there was a court injunction. For us, it has been business as usual. We have even started examinations for continuing students. We are admitting new students and this is done throughout the year,” Mr Balondemu told Daily Monitor last month. Following these revelations, this newspaper visited the university campus in Iganga District to verify Mr Balondemu’s claims. On April 26, our reporter travelled from Kampala to the university under the guise of seeking admission of a relative for an academic courseBy Patience Ahimbisibwe Daily Monitor

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