Makerere University Guild President Arrested

Makerere University Guild President, Papa Were Salim was Monday morning arrested by promised during a strike at the main campus in Kampala.

The guild president is said to have been arrested alongside at least six other students, whose names are not yet known.

The holding cell they have been put in is also yet to be revealed.

At the weekend, Mr Were declared the students had decided to take action in protest, after Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, the University Vice Chancellor skipped a consultative meeting intended to find long lasting solutions to the issues, key among them  including unfair justification fees increment, scrapping meals for students in halls, evening classes, sexual harassment and several others.

Nawangwe is currently in Nairobi for a meeting with other vice chancellors from across Africa, according to the university spokesperson, Ritah Namisango, who called for calm in a statement, saying that her boss would return on Wednesday.

Amid heavy police deployment at the campus, the students staged a demonstration over what they have called “unfair administrative policies”.

The students are demanding for a clear explanation from the University officials on what they have termed as “draconian policies”.


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