Makerere Ordered to pay Student Shs30m over withheld results

By Serestino Tusingwire

The Mengo chief Magistrate’s Court have ordered Makerere University to pay Shs30m to its own student Samiiha Nalwooga as damages for refusal to release her results for close to two years now.

Nalwooga is a student of Biomedical Sciences at MAK’s College of Health Sciences.

In a ruling delivered in the presence of the petite 4th-year student, Her Worship Esther Nasambu condemned Makerere’s conduct of holding onto Nalwooga’s results without any justification or attempts to explain to her why this was so.

Her Worship Nasambu further issued an injunction restraining Makerere from continuing to conceal the results from the student or treating her like a blacklisted student.

“The applicant is awarded Shs20m for breach of contract for four semesters; Shs5m as exemplary damages for violation of the applicant’s rights and insubordination by her College’s Academic Registrar; and another Shs5m in exemplary damages,” she ruled.

Makerere has been ordered to release the student’s results within one week from the date of the ruling, and also pay the costs Nalwooga has incurred in legal fees.