MUBS Students Strike

Students at Makerere University Business School Mbarara branch yesterday held a demonstration protesting some of the institution’s administrative policies and an alleged inappropriate learning environment.

The strike was spearheaded by the University guild president Anthony Nkwasiibwe, more about malady following a communiqué to the students about the deteriorating conditions at the campus.

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The students rose in protest against the dilapidated university structures including crumbling toilets that they said were putting their lives in peril.

The Guild President said he has severally communicated to the administration about the situation since the beginning of the semester, purchase dosage but no action was taken.

Security operatives were quickly called in to calm the situation as angry students aimed at university property.

OC Magyezi addressing students at MUBS Mbarara
OC Magyezi addressing students at MUBS Mbarara

Some of the students that spoke to Chimpreports told us that the university had failed to provide them with reliable internet; the few available lecturers were dodging classes, while many students lacked identity cards.

OC Mbarara central police station, Jaffar Magyezi said a number of students were arrested by later all released after promising to resolve their grievances with the administrators.

MUBs Director Pontius Byarugaba said most of the students allegations were untrue
MUBs Director Pontius Byarugaba said most of the students allegations were untrue

Jaffar also said that the students had requested that a police post in placed in the campus which he revealed would be worked upon.

Speaking to Chimpreports about the matter, the director of the institution Pontius Byarugaba denied most of the students’ allegations.

He said that the university had maintained a clear communication system with its students and that efforts had been made to respond to their grievances.




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