Makerere council meets over lecturers’ strike


Makerere University, Main Building

An emergency meeting by Makerere University Council gets underway Friday to address the lecturer’s industrial strike.

The council and finance planning, administration and investment committee (MUFPIC), staff associations and the student guild leadership will be forging ways of solving the lecturers’ demand for their arrears amounting to Shs32bn [for eight months].

According to Ritah Namisango, the university public relations officer, the council will lay strategies to address the financial situation.

Deus Muhwezi, Makerere University Academic Staff Association [MUASA] spokesperson, says they instituted the strike management committee to oversee and supervise all lecturers so they don’t return to work unless their incentives are paid.

The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ddumba Ssentamu says the university has no money to pay the staff.

Mohammed Kiggundu, the chairperson, Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) maintains that lecturers will not resume teaching until they are paid.

Students too have threatened to join strike if they continue to miss lectures.

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