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Alupo enters Mamdani-Nyanzi saga  



Makerere University has commenced investigations into a trending saga that broke out at the Institute of Social Research when a senior lecturer undressed in public.

Dr Stella Nyanzi accuses her boss Prof Mahmood Mamdani of nearly running the institute to the ground and locking her out of her office for refusal to teach on his PhD programme.

The university has since instituted an Ad hoc committee to investigate the row between the pair.

The Vice Chancellor of Makerere Prof. John Dumba Ssentamu, put David Bakibinga from the School of Law in charge of the investigations.

The committee which kicked off its work today is expected to present its findings by Friday 22nd April 2016.

Then a report will be presented to the University Appointments Board for consideration.

Among other things, the committee is expected investigate is evaluation of the extent of misunderstanding between the two, ascertain the working conditions at Makerere Institute of Social Research, the reporting and assignment structure of staff, the extent to which the two staff are disrupting each other’s mandate.

It will also gauge claims that space at the institute is occupied by non-members of the university.

Mamdani says he is being humiliated because Nyanzi is a niece to the VC.

Ddumba dismissed the allegations that he is using Nyanzi to fight Prof. Mamdani.

The minister of Education Jessica Alupo has promised to “look into” the matter and forge a way forward.

She is eagerly waiting for the final report before taking action.

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