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Makerere lecturers' strike enters day two

By Kenneth Niwamanya

Added 27th October 2016 09:14 AM

The lecturers' laid down their tools on Tuesday demanding for sh32b in allowance arrears for eight months.

Makerere lecturers' strike enters day two

The lecturers' laid down their tools on Tuesday demanding for sh32b in allowance arrears for eight months.

PIC: Makerere students during a strike

A lecturers' sit down strike at Makerere University has entered day two leaving over 35,000 students stranded with no lectures.

The lectures laid down their tools on Tuesday demanding for sh32b in allowance arrears for eight months.

Mohammed Kiggundu, the chairperson, Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) told the New Vision on Thursday morning that: "We shall not resume teaching unless we are paid."

The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ddumba Ssentamu insisted that there is no money. He called upon Government to intervene.

"Lecturers should understand that there's no money," he said.However, according to the state minister for higher education John C. Muyingo, the university council should handle the matter. He said the ministry can grant a subvention in case of an emergency.

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