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Makerere Loses MasterCard Scholarships

MasterCard Freezes Makerere Scholarships

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The MasterCard Foundation scholarship has been suspended as Makerere University’s questionable integrity continues to make headlines in the face of sexual harassment revelations.

A month ago, Makerere had invited applications for the scholarship program for the 2018/19 academic year.

But that has been cancelled.


Makerere University
Makerere University

“Makerere University informs the general public that the recruitment of students for the 2018/2019 academic year has been suspended until further notice,” wrote deputy vice chancellor Prof William Bazeyo on Wenesday.

“Makerere University regrets any inconveniences this advertisement may have caused.”

Some  252 students — 214 females and 38 — will miss out on these scholarships.

It remains unclear why the scholarships were suspended.

But some reports point to recent sexual harassment revelations at the university — including the case of Swizen Kyomuhendo and that of Racheal Njoroge Njeri.

But university administrators deny this claim.

This is not the first time this scholarship program is being suspended.

In 2015, the program was halted after Makerere was accused of violating set guidelines on governance, finance oversight, staffing, programme planning and implementation.

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