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Prof. Nawangwe orders students back to class

By Taddeo Bwambale, Simon Peter Tumwine

Added 31st October 2019 07:00 PM

“Examinations will commence as planned on November 18 and there will be no extension of the semester,” he warned.

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The Makerere University freedom square entrance was blocked by press time. Photos by Timothy Murungi

“Examinations will commence as planned on November 18 and there will be no extension of the semester,” he warned.

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KAMPALA - The situation at Makerere University has returned to normal after week-long running battles between the police and students over the 15% tuition increment.

The University Vice-Chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe ordered students and lecturers to return to class with immediate effect.

“Examinations will commence as planned on November 18 and there will be no extension of the semester,” he warned.

He added that students who were suspended will face the disciplinary committee within two weeks but will be allowed to attend class and sit for their tests.

 ituation at akerere niversity The situation at Makerere University

 

It was alleged that the University Guild President, Kateregga was arrested by security operatives and detained in an unidentified location. However, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango denied the allegation.

“That is fake news. If he was arrested by Police or any other security agencies, I would have known. He is not under arrest and he has no case to answer,” Onyango said.

He said Police would maintain a presence at Makerere University to maintain law and order.

 

In July last year, the university council approved the 15% tuition increment for the undergraduate students starting 2018/19.

The University Council had earlier suggested a 91% increment which raised eyebrows among students. 

 

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