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Kabale University boss Prof Benon Basheka sacked, here’s why!

Sacked: Prof Benon Basheka has been dismissed as Kbaale University Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs (Photo/Courtesy)

Kabale, (UG):– Kabale University First Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Prof. Benon Basheka has been sacked over alleged gross misconduct and insubordination, DailyExpress understands.

Prof Basheka’s dismissal revealed in a University press statement dated March 13, 2024, signed by Vice Chancellor, Prof Joy Constance Kwesiga who confirmed that the embattled varsity boss has been removed from his position after handing over office on Wednesday.

Prof. Kwesiga further explained that the decision to part ways with Prof Basheka came after a joint meeting with the University disciplinary committee, the Appointments Board, and the University Council, where he recently appeared and was found guilty of misconduct.

Why Prof Basheka was sacked

A highly placed source at the University who preferred anonymity revealed to our reporter that Prof. Basheka’s trouble for Prof. Basheka began when he on February 7, 2024, petitioned the office of the National Council for Higher Education demanding intervention and investigations about irregularities at the Western Uganda university.

Prof Basheka in his petition pinned the University administration over the mismanagement of students’ results at Kabale University, de-enrolment of some students by the Academic Registrar’s department to sit exams without knowledge of finance department.

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He also alleged that the system contains several inactive students, unauthorized changes in fees structures of some students when the finance department is not aware and unauthorized change of students from private students to government sponsorship among others.

When he recently appeared before the university disciplinary committee, the appointment board, and the university council, Basheka pleaded guilty to abuse of office, abetting crime, and gross insubordination, contrary to the Kabale University Human Resource Manual.

After pleading guilty, committees unanimously voted to remove him from office.

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By the time this story was compiled, Prof Basheka was unreachable for a comment, as all his mobile phones could not be reached.

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