Makerere University students have threatened to stage a mass demonstration against the new rules and regulations set by the administration.
The university council chaired by Prof. Dumba Ssentamu set rules prohibiting the students from engaging in sexual intercourse at campus, abusing alcohol, gambling, smoking and hooliganism that leads to violent strikes.
The university threatened offenders with dismissal.
Student leaders were not involved in the process of making the rules.
The students (who think are mature enough to make their own decisions) say they won’t rest until the administration has revised the rules.
Meanwhile, the university’s guild president, Bala David Bwiruka, has called for calm following chaotic social media debates by students.
“However, despite our justified protestations against some of the provisions in the new regulations which impinge on our rights, the other parts are really necessary to not only promote but also clean up Makerere’s image,” Bwiruka said.
He warned his colleagues against hurling obscene words at administrators such as Prof. Dumba Ssentamu.
He also said asking for “akatwaalo” [Shs 10,000] from motorists after blocking the roads as well as damaging property during strikes should not define them as students.
“Because we are better than that.”