The Law Development Centre(LDC) has sacked its Academic Registrar, Dr. Everest Turyahikayo for alleged sexual harassment of female students.
In a statement released by LDC and by the Secretary, Hamis Lukyamuzi Ddungu – the institution’s management committee considered a report of the appointment’s committee and took several decisions including the firing of the Academic Registrar.
“Dr. Everest Turyahikayo is found guilty of gross misconduct as provided for under Order 8.1.3 of the LDC standing orders , 2017 on grounds of unprofessional and unethical conduct unbecoming of an academic registrar. Dr.Turyahiakyo is accordingly dismissed with immediate effect from the service of LDC pursuant to order 8.2.4(e) of the LDC standing orders,” the statement reads in part.
The LDC also fired Mary Nakigozi, the assistant academic registrar who had earlier been interdicted over soliciting money from students – to alter examination marks in their favour.
According to the statement, Nakigozi was also found guilty of gross misconduct as provided for under Order 8.1.3 of the LDC standing orders for failure to professionally and ethically discharge the responsibilities and high standards required of her office in management and processing of examination results.
Dr.Leonard Ssozi, the assistant academic registrar whose current contract expires on December, 31, 2022 also opted to resign from LDC and consequently his contract will not be renewed.
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