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Makerere Student Leaders Sworn-in As VC Warns Against Indiscipline

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health geneva;”>Recently, management agreed to extend the grace period to eight weeks following a violent demonstration by students after which a number of them were arrested by security and still reeling with cases to answer at the LDC Magistrates court.


Officiating at the handover and swearing in ceremony of the new students’ guild cabinet and GRC at the campus on Wednesday, the University Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Ddumba Sentamu advised students and their new leaders to always seek dialogue and avoid creating a rift between themselves and management.


“The doors of management are always open to you to seek clarification, guidance or file complaints about any contentious matter that affects you. We urge you to desist from violence, always bear in mind that Institutions like Makerere University operate under a set to rules and guidelines that must be adhered to,” he said.


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Ddumba also advised the new guild elect Miss Anna Adeke Ebaju to live up to the expectations of students as per her campaign manifesto, and not to emulate the bad behaviors of her predecessor Ivan Kata who was accused of mismanaging guild funds last year.


Flanked by family members, FDC party big shots including Hon Alice Alaso, Adeke was sworn in as new guild president alongside dozens of Guild Representative Council members, chairpersons of halls of residences amidst ecstatic merriment from the students’ body.


Later on while addressing reporters, Adeke projected a tough time ahead, right from assumption of office. She highlighted the key issues facing the university top of which is the struggle to reverse the provisions of the contested fess policy.


“I am glad to note that through the numerous meetings and deliberations, we have currently managed to convince the University Council about the intensity of this decision and we are expecting very soon to go back with them to the drawing board and hopefully come out with a better resolution that could breed a win-win situation,” said Adeke


She also highlighted on a number of other issues of concern like refurbishment of University structures and the general infrastructure, the challenge of late release and missing students’ marks as top most of her priorities to deal with throughout her service.


Adeke called upon students to make full utilization of her office, pleading full support and cooperation in a bid to give the institution a better image across the country and world over.

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