Uganda opposition leader Kizza Besigye has decided to meet the students, parents and staff of Makerere university in order to forge a way forward.
This came hours after President Yoweri Museveni closed the institution citing safety of individuals.
Besigye criticised Museveni’s action and asked Makerere management to reject it.
“Today, Makerere University has been closed but I believe this should not be so. There’s money to bail out a private bank but not to pay staff! Students and staff should defy this ridiculous order,” Besigye said in a statement.
Besigye noted that he believes the students ofMakerere University need a Government that values a role played by higher education in attracting new jobs, innovation, investment and in the cultural life of our country.
“The NRM regime does not value education and has no coherent agenda for the development of education and the future of youth in our country.”
He promised to meet students, parents and staff and any one that is concerned about having a country where the next generation does better than the last.
“It is through this conversation that I will talk more on how we can inject an antidote desperately needed to infuse life into not just our university education but the future of our youth.”