Makerere investigates lecturer who assaulted student

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By Gilbert Akampa Kakurugu,

Makere University is investigating a lecturer who featured in a video assaulting a student, university management has reported

“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,” read a Twitter post by the university

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A lecturer whose identity is yet to be confirmed was captured in a video altercating with a student which resulted into assault.

According to the university, the act is gravely regretted and goes against university policies and affirmative actions will be taken against the culprit

“We firmly condemn the instructor’s conduct because it goes against several university policies. 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.”

The university management has since instituted processes to investigate the matter

“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.” Makerere further tweeted

The university had reported that the Director of Gender Mainstreaming has reached out to the affected student and promised to investigate this matter to ensure social justice.

“We shall keep the university community and general public updated on further steps taken to address this incident.”

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