Makerere strike: Students beat up lecturer


Makerere university students reportedly beat up a lecturer on Wednesday as their strike entered a second day.

The unnamed lecturer was found teaching on the “wrong day”, according to the striking students.

After “disciplining” their teacher, the students also vandalized glass doors and windows of cars parked at the various spots on campus.

The strike that started on Tuesday is in protest of the 60% tuition Policy.

Makerere University Council is expected to meet and decide whether the 60 per cent tuition policy should be suspended or scrapped completely.

Meanwhile, close to 25,000 students are stuck following the decision by management to close the online registration portal.

Uganda Radio Network reports that management decided to close the online registration portal after students failed to pay 60 percent of their tuition within the first six weeks of each new semester as required by the university.
The students are expected to pay 100 percent before they are allowed to sit end of semester exams.

The decision to close the online registration portal drew angry protests from students prompting them to riot.

Jothan Burubuto, the Interim caretaker of Makerere Guild Office told URN the closure of the online registration portal is unfortunate because most of the affected students are from poor families.

According to Burubuto, they have advised the university to reverse the policy and at least make the students pay 100 percent in 12 weeks.

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