Makerere lecturers suspend strike after students riot


Police disperses Makerere evening students

Makerere University lecturers have suspended their strike just hours after the students demonstrated demanding an explanation from management why they were not being taught.

Lecturers under their umbrella body MUASA had last week resolved not teach until government pays their 75% incentives.

On Wednesday, students led by their colleagues from college of humanities and social sciences evening program went on strike disrupting lectures and paralyzing business at Uganda’s biggest public university.

The striking students forced their colleagues out of lecture rooms.

Consequently, members of MUASA, university council and the student leaders held a meeting in which the lecturers agreed to suspend their strike until October 21 when the council will sit and deliberate over their pay.

MUASA chairman Mohammad Kiggundu  said lecturers were ready to resume teaching students on evening  program adding that they will hold a general assembly tomorrow in which the resolution to suspend their strike will be communicated.

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