It would be unreasonable to expect a student with the reading, writing and computing abilities of an eighth-grader to do well in college. If such a student were admitted to college it would mean that it’s(college) educational standards are low.
Lately there are so many cases that have been reported in relation to fraud at Makerere University for example there was an allegation that there were over 600 students that were under scrutiny because of the fake degrees that they had obtained, most of them were from the humanities and Social Sciences College.
Unknown person told the media that he suspected the exam results had been deliberately changed, the head of Makerere’s journalism department also told the a journalist that one student had failed an exam with 44%, only to have her mark altered to 71%.
But seven students from the journalism department who had qualified and been cleared to graduate discovered that their names did not appear on the final list. There is so much fraud at the University where students go an extra mile to pay their lecturers in order to get better results.
Lecturers at the university are concerned about the fairness of the system that will affect their future careers because of the fraudulent acts.
Documents seen indicate that all 10 colleges across the university are under investigation, despite fraud only being alleged in relation to humanities and social sciences.
The university’s academic registrar has written to all department heads requesting information about how marks and graduation lists may have been altered.
“It spoils the reputation of the university,” said one student. “It’s unfair to the people that actually graduated on merit.”