Several records and documents will not be recovered from the Makerere University main building that was gutted by fire in the wee hours of yesterday, according to university officials.
They say that a majority of the documents that were stored in the building were still kept in hardcopy files and few of them had been digitized.
The areas affected by the fire had documentation about the university investment portfolio, council records, Memorandums of Understanding and audit reports.
Legal and financial documents were also
stored there, alongside human resource information including staff contract and
staff retirement information.
Sources at the university say one of the most important items that were destroyed in the fire could be the university seal which was kept by the University Secretary.
Alex Kakooza, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Education said that although the university has lost the iconic building, the biggest damage is on records that were inside the building.
According to him, less than half of the documents that were kept in the building had been digitalized.
Mr. Kakoza on documents;…..
Most of the documents that are as old as the university had been kept in the central registry and had not yet been digitalized. ENDS .