11 December 2012

Uganda: Student Dies After Exclusion From Graduation List

A student whose name was deleted from the Busoga University 2012 graduation list has died. Ibrahim Sanyu, 23, is said to have developed health complications on realising that his name had been removed from the list of students who graduated on August 31.

He died on Sunday morning at Mulago Hospital in Kampala.

According to the deceased's father, Muhammad Sanyu, his son developed severe headache and vomiting after being told about the matter.

"For the last two months, he did not want to eat. He became frail and we rushed him to Mulago Hospital where he died," he said.

Sanyu was buried in Butakamira village, Bugweri county in Iganga district on Sunday.

Last month, Prof. Christopher Bakwesegha, the university's vice-chancellor, said they were making arrangements to meet the parents of about 10 students whose names could have been 'maliciously' scrapped off the list.

"I understand that one of the affected students developed health problems because of the saga. We shall apologise to the parents and stand by them during the difficult time," he said.

Sanyu had been pursuing a degree in business administration at the university's main campus on the outskirts of Iganga town.

Four top varsity administrators were recently sent on forced leave of six months in relation to the matter.

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