NCDC states that Prof. Bazeyo’s Ph.D. isn’t recognised

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has revealed that it does not recognize Prof William Bazeyo’s Doctor of Philosophy. A statement that has halted Makerere University search process for Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration (DVCF&A).

Lawyers representing two former students of the university last week petitioned the search committee and the university leadership saying that Prof William , a candidate in the race, acquired his PhD from an institution that is not accredited.

One of the lawyers, Ms Monica Birungi, presented documents from the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) signed by the acting director for quality assurance and accreditation, Dr Pius Achanga, which stated that the Atlantic International University where Prof Bazeyo attained his PhD is not accredited.

“The purpose of this letter is to inform you that it (Atlantic International University) is not accredited by agencies recognised by the US Department of Education. Awards of Atlantic International University are, therefore, not recognised by the NCHE,” the August 6 letter reads in part.

Ms Birungi said the first requirement for DVCF&A job is a PhD yet Prof Bazeyo does not qualify because his doctorate degree is not recognised.

The query came at a time when the search committee was left with few days to conclude and submit the final report to the university Senate containing ratings of the three candidates.

The committee was supposed to sit last Friday to make the report and hand it over to the Senate today. All this has come to a halt.

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