A lot of things have been going on in the beauty and tourism world recently with Miss World Africa being at the centre of many after returning from the global pageant. The latest is that, Quinn Abenakyo who is also Miss Uganda could find herself losing her most prestigious degree she just attained last month at Makerere University.
During a media interview that was aired on NBS TV last night, the spokesperson of the University Mr Muhammed Kigundu responded to a group of students who bravely came out to petition the Queen’s degree that was controversially awarded to her in January.
Kigundu confirmed that the University will start looking into the matter and if found that the Queen’s degree was falsely awarded to her, it will be definitely cancelled.
“Of course as the University, if such a matter is brought to us, we dig deep and find the root cause. Our team will start investigating the matter and if it is found that she was awarded the degree falsely, with no mercy it will be cancelled” Kigundu confirms.
A group of University students last evening held a brief press meeting where they threatened to lead a strike if the University doesn’t consider their matter about Abenakyo.
They allege that the University Vice-Chancellor used his influence to award the Miss Africa the degree even when she hadn’t fully qualified. They furthermore claim that the Quinn obtained two retakes during her second year of study and ever since then she hadn’t redone the failed papers.
The students who seemed ready to fail Abenakyo promised to take the matter into their hands if not given a fair hearing.
A few weeks after Quinn graduated from Makerere University, reports did rounds on social media that alleged that she was not eligible to get the degree. The rumours had it that Abenakyo had accumulated two retakes something that would stop her from graduating before she had fully redone and passed the papers.
However, students were taken in a shock when the queen’s name appeared on the final graduation list on the last minute. This sent shocked waves in the country with many theories popping up on social media.