EXCLUSIVE: Makerere Students Strike

more about geneva; font-size: small;”>Fearing the protest would turn bloody, healing the University Council boss Eng. Dr. Charles Wana Etyem swiftly called for meeting with the students’ Guild chairman Denis Oneka.

remedy geneva;”>As the meeting took place, hundreds of students assembled outside the Main Building, calling for the disbanding of the “incompetent Council.”

Students said the campus intended to misuse their allowances by channeling it through Colleges.

They said the Council must revisit their decision or face a violent demonstration.

Makerere publicist Ritah Namisango tells news desk during their protest, students requested University Secretary David Kahundha Muhwezi who is also the Secretary to the University Council to communicate the administration’s decision.

In response, Muhwezi issued a statement, noting the Finance, Planning and Administration Committee of Council would study the students’ complaint and provide recommendations as soon as possible.

He appealed to students to remain calm.

Makerere University administrators have of late been accused of misusing and deliberately delaying students’ Faculty and accommodation allowances.


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