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By Sandra Birungi

Prof. Isaiah Omolo Ndiege, Kyambogo University Vice Chancellor has at last handed over office temporarily until November, New Vision reports.

Prof. Ndiege has handed over office to Prof. John Opuda-Asibo after the University Council reached the agreement asking him to take leave of 50 days before returning to office. The leave starts Monday September 18th.

Prof. Ndiege is under investigation into his alleged mismanagement of the University. A handover ceremony was organised to which he did not appear saying it was irrelevant since his handover report had everything the acting VC, Prof. Opuda needed to use in the next 50 days. The handover ceremony was supposed to take place at 2:00pm in the Council room on Friday 21st September.

Prof. Ndiege in the handover letter requested the Council to allow him enjoy all the royalties attached to his office during his leave period. “I will be in Kampala in Uganda, Nairobi, Siaya, Kisumu in Kenya or any other location as the situation may demand on various dates. While in Uganda during my leave, I will be entitled to the VC’s official car, driver, and close body-guard,” reads Ndiege’s letter.

In addition, he requested that he attend a number of meetings within Uganda and abroad in the capacity of VC of Kyambogo. “The annual general meeting for International Association of Universities is scheduled in New Mexico in November, arrangements should be made for me to attend since Kyambogo is a new member,” reads Prof. Ndiege’s letter.

On examinations, the VC urged Prof. Opuda-Asibo to ensure that provisional results for last semester are released by 28th September 2012 as earlier scheduled. “Senate must approve Graduation list by 30th November and the list must be published by 1st December 2012. The 8th graduation ceremony must go on from 19 to 21 December as earlier on scheduled,” reads Prof. Ndiege’s report.