While the country is still getting to terms with National Unity Platform presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine lying about his real age on all his public documents, but somehow got away with it, news coming from Makerere University indicates that Bobi Wine was illegally admitted for a Diploma in Music, Dance and Drama on the Mature Age Entry program.
Male Mabirizi, a city lawyer last year challenged Kyagulanyi’s bid to stand for president for lying about his age.
“I was availed with all documents presented by Bobi Wine to EC in 2017 Kyadondo East by-election and I discovered dishonesty on his side. He was not born in 1982 as he claims because the Makerere University transcript shows that he was born on February 12, 1980,” said Male Mabirizi, a city lawyer while he sought to challenge Bobi Wine’s age lies in the courts of law.
He then wrote to Makerere University demanding for the records to prove the exact date of birth for the NUP leader. According to documents released on March 12, 2021 to the lawyer by Makerere University Academic Registrar, the University Prospectus 1999/2000- 2000/2001 indicates that the mature age entry then was at least 25 years old.
“The Mature Age Entry Scheme, candidates who are at least 25 years old and who completed formal education at least five years previous to the year of admission, may apply to sit the mature age examinations. Formal education excludes training at post-secondary institutions. It is defined as Primary and Secondary education. Those who are successful, in both the written and the oral examination are then considered for admission,” reads part of the statement released by the university.
The documents indicate that Kyagulanyi sat the Mature Age Entry Scheme Exams on March,3, 2000 when he was 20 years of age having been born in 1980.
Kyagulanyi who had studied from Kololo Senior Secondary School and Kitante Hill School was admitted when he had not yet finished formal education five years prior to the admission as it was required under the law.
With all legal protocols dodged and not followed to the core, the NUP emperor is very naked.