Kyambogo University has introduced software that will enable students to track their tuition. The development comes just a few months after Henry Duku, the senior auditor Kyambogo University unearthed the theft of 5.5 billion shillings through a tuition scam. The money was deposited on a fake account and siphoned by some university staff.
As a result, the university management has introduced E-Campus software, which enables students track their payments immediately the money is deposited on the university account in the bank.
The E-Campus software developed by Kyambogo students together with administration captures the data of all students and their financial standing in the university and also alerts students on logging in the due date for payment of tuition fees. Lawrence Madete the university spokesperson says the program will be communicated to all students at the start of the 2013/14 academic year.
This however is not all for the university, the audit department has also undergone a major shakeup to add a post-audit mechanism where monies will be re-scrutinized and their expenditure accounted for.
Despite the introduction of the software to address the financial scam, investigations into the theft of the 5.5 billion shillings are still ongoing. An adhoc committee that was established to document the number of affected students is yet to submit its findings.
John Mugabi , the Kyambobo University guild president and a member of the adhoc committee says that they were in final stages of compiling the report and expect to release it before the semester kicks-off this August.
Kyambogo University has been struggling with its administrative structure ever since its inception. The university came into existence as result of a merger of three different colleges.