Makerere University is investigating a lecturer seen in a viral video assaulting a student in a lecture room.
“The Makerere University Management has noted with regret a video on social media that was recorded showing a student and a course instructor in an altercation that resulted in the faculty assaulting a student,” the university said in a social media statement on Saturday.
“We firmly condemn the instructor’s conduct because it goes against several university policies.”
The university management said the conduct of the faculty is unacceptable and portrays an abuse of authority entrusted to him to nurture and guide students as they pursue knowledge at our great University.
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“We have instituted processes that should lead us to take the necessary disciplinary action against the faculty involved in this unfortunate incident. Students should feel protected and guided by the academic staff they hold in high regard.”
The statement said the Director of Gender Mainstreaming has reached out to the affected student, “shared our regret”, and promised to investigate this matter with the utmost sincerity.
“We shall keep the university community and general public updated on further steps taken to address this incident.”
When contacted for the names of the instructor, Makerere University Director of Human Resources, Ssanyu Lawrence, and Ritah Namisango, Principal Public Relations Officer, told SoftPower News they are not in position to provide details of the person under investigation.