Sacked Staff should Petition University Tribunal not Parliament- Prof Nawangwe

Sacked Staff should Petition University Tribunal not Parliament- Prof Nawangwe
Makerere University vice chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe has challenged the sacked staff to follow the right University protocol in following up with their case.

This comes a day after Parliament through the office of the Speaker on Wednesday received the petition from a section of staff requesting the house to set up a committee to investigate matter.

However, Nawangwe said the university tribunal was established by the University council and therefore only receives orders from the University and not Hon.Rebecca Kadaga.

“The staff who petitioned Parliament should have first read the university regulations that govern them. It was not right for the staff to run to parliament because they were supposed to first petition their staff tribunal which was established by the University Council instead of running to the Speaker of Parliament who is ever busy. Ruining to the Speaker instead of the university tribunal is part of the indiscipline I am talking about so this must end,” Prof Nawangwe said.

The professor also said the administration is ready to defend their stand even before the parliament.

Makerere University on December 22, 2018 sacked 45 staff over various reasons ranging from absconding from work, indiscipline, assault and financial fraud to insubordination, among others.

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