Cavendish University Uganda has poured scorn on gender discrimination allegations making rounds on different social media platforms.
“Cavendish University Uganda has become aware of false social media posts to the effect that its administration has undermined the election of a candidate on the basis of gender. These reports are falsely attributed to University Management,” said the Institution’s Vice Chancellor Prof John Mugisha in a statement dated May 10,2019.
According to Prof Mugisha, no member of the administration or representative of the university stated that they would not accept a lady for a guild president even after they had won an election as falsely portrayed in the social media posts.
“The university has got a gender policy which requires meritorious application and equal treatment to all its stakeholders, including staff and students, and in all aspects of university life including staff recruitment, training and promotion, student curricular and co-curricular activities,” he said.
“Cavendish University Uganda would like to assure its stakeholders that contrary to the above false media posts, it remains committed to providing equitable access to high quality market relevant Education that transforms students into responsible, educated, employable and entrepreneurial citizens in line with its mission, and that it will endeavor to uphold its values at all times.”