Prof. Balunywa accused of recruiting people with pass degrees as lecturers, staff poorly paid

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Dr. Isaac Wanziga Magoola, the acting chairperson Makerere University Business Staff Association (Mubasa), says Prof. Waswa Balunywa is running down the country’s leading business school
In a letter dated 13th August 2019, Dr. Magoola requested president Museveni to intervene in what he called ‘ ‘ abuses at Makerere University Business School’’




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He says the abuses which range from recruiting people with pass degrees as lecturers [some of whom are his girl friends or relatives], underpayment of academic staff threaten to ruin Mubs.
In the letter also copied to First Lady and Minister of Education, Minister of Public Service, the Mubasa boss the more than 200 MUBS academic staff are unpaid
‘ ‘ the unpaid staff are dissatisfied and will not offer top notch services to students ‘’ he emphasized
Efforts to get a comment from Prof. Balunywa were futile. He did not respond to our inquires




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The Mubs has about 1,8000 students.
Dr. Magoola also wants a forensic human resources audit and placement of all staff in their right positions
He says academic staff through their staff association, Mubasa have engaged the PS ministry of Public Service, PS to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance on the same matter, ‘ ‘ instead of solving the problem Mubsa management is threatening to lay off over 200 unpaid academic staff’’




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Last year, president Museveni praised Prof. Balunywa, before ordering First Lady and Education Minister Janat Museveni to extend his current term at MUBS in May 2018
In the letter Mr. Museveni said: “Professor Balunywa has always been on the liberation side of ideology in addition to being an active administrator. His institution has been free of strikes. I have never found him averse to advise the times I have interacted with him. Such a person is always good to work with,”




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Prof. Balunywa has been at the helm of the Nakawa based institute, MUBS since its inception in 1997 as director, having been formed out of a merger between the former faculty of Commerce at Makerere University and the then National College of Business Studies, Nakawa




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read: Panic as Museveni asks for BANK OF UGANDA FILE; who will be the next Governor, Deputy Governor?

Balunywa is accredited for a number of achievements at MUBS, which among others include the growing of the institution to an autonomous status and population growth from about 8000 students in 1997 to more than 17000. Among others.

read: Auditor General wants Balunywa tried in court for fraud, running MUBS as his family business

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