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Virtual internship presents dilemma for Makerere University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A decision by Makerere University to impose internship, field attachments and recess during the ongoing lockdown has put students at crossroads. The University council has reportedly advised students to remotely work with their hosts or design projects per deliverables approved by supervisors. Reports indicate that …

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Kirabo: The little known face of the Makerere fees increment strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Tension was high in Makerere University for the past weeks due to a student’s strike triggered by the enforcement of the 15 percent cumulative tuition increment. What began as a peaceful demonstration with 15 female students carrying placards attracted heavily armed Uganda People’s Defense …

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Fees strike: The voices Makerere ignored

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | As the fighting and firing of teargas at Makerere scales down, there’s one voice whose lone idea was ignored as the University passed the now controversial fees policy last year. It is this policy that triggered a strike on October 22, which has since …

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Security monitors drones hovering over Makerere as strike intensifies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security teams deployed at Makerere University have said that they are monitoring unknown drones that are hovering over the university campus. Communication through police walkie-talkies went out saying that the drones were cited around the Main Library, which was a beehive of activity as the …

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Mak council declines to halt 15 percent fees hike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Makerere University Council has declined to halt a 15 percent cumulative increase on tuition fees. However, it halted the increment on functional fees. Functional fees include registration, examination, library, development, technology fees and contribution towards the research fund. Other fees forming part of …

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Mak management, student leaders to meet over impasse

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Makerere University top management is scheduled to meet with the student’s guild leadership later today over the stalemate resulting from the 15 percent tuition increment, which started on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.   In an invitation to Julius Kateregga, the Makerere University Guild President, the …

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Mak to close fees collection accounts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University management has asked the university council to close all fees collection accounts of the university. This is after government through the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development assigned the country’s revenue authority –URA to take over fees collection in all public …

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Mak admits financial crisis as students miss internship

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Mohammed Kiggundu Musoke, the acting Manager Communications and International Relations at Makerere University has regretted delayed remittance of funds. He says the university managers have been engaging with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to disburse money to the university, a …

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Makerere extends semester amidst student protests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has extended this semester for one more week to compensate for lost time during the February staff strike. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, communicated the decision “All exams have been moved to start on Saturday 4th May, 2019,” he said. He …

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