Monday, 11 November 2013

Uganda varsity sorry for sex video

By SARAH TUMWEBAZE in Kampala | Friday, November 8  2013 at  14:26
For an institution that prides itself in keeping its students on a morally straight path, a leaked sex tape involving its students was the last thing Uganda Christian University (UCU) needed. But not only did the tape leak, it went viral.
However, where one would have expected the university based on Christian values to either suspend or expel the students involved, the administration has apologised for their involvement in the video.
The said sex video involves two male students from UCU and a female from Makerere University Business School.
According to a local tabloid, the video was shot in a bathroom at Carleton Hostel, Buguju near the university.
Part of a press statement by the director of students’ affairs at UCU, the Rev Milton Tweheyo, reads: “We regret that our students were involved in a sex tape that was released on social media and whose resulting story was published in The Red Pepper newspaper among other media.”
The Rev Tweheyo said the behaviour of the students had brought UCU into disrepute.
However, the university administration indicated that “the circulating stories are not accurate”.
They clarified: “Contrary to reports in most media, the video was not filmed at the hostel where the students currently reside; it was filmed more than a year ago at a location outside Mukono.”
The Rev Tweheyo added: “Therefore, the two students involved will face the student disciplinary committee.”