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Makerere University re-opens

Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest university finally re-opened on Jan.02 following two months of closure that preceded lecturer’s and student’s strike.

 During a media briefing a head of opening, the university Vice Chancellor Ddumba Ssentamu said the institution is open, urging students to pay up their tuition fees in two weeks as per the new fees policy. He warned the students against fees related strikes.

Ddumba’s warning comes in as few months since the Students’ guild at the end of the year rejected the deadline of Jan.16 saying parents should be given more time to clear the fees.

 The students argued that parents/guardians incurred unplanned expenditure when the university was abruptly closed.

However, the University graduation that is usually held in January will be extended to late February or early March, according to Dr. Charles Wana- Etyem, the University Council chairperson.

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