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Professor Nawangwe petitions parliament to increase student allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has appealed to Parliament to consider increasing the food and living allowances for government sponsored students. Currently, each student in Public Universities and Tertiary Institutions gets an annual allocation of 936,000 Shillings, translating into a daily allocation of 4500 …

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Court halts eviction of business operators in Makerere

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has issued an interim injunction restraining Makerere University from evicting hundreds of people who operate different businesses within the institution. According Civil Division Judge Boniface Wamala, his order will be in force pending the determination of the main application for …

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Gov’t students demand increase of allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government-sponsored students in public universities are struggling to survive amidst the increasing prices of commodities. This has forced students from Kyambogo, Gulu, and Makerere Universities to demand an increase in the living-out allowance. At Makerere University, government-sponsored students who reside outside the university receive at least …

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Makerere students petition Parliament over suspension of guild leadership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Mathias Mpuuga, has received a petition from students of Makerere University challenging the university council’s decision to suspend student politics at the institution. In their petition, the students challenge the decisions of the University Council which they argue, …

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Makerere University calls for proposals to reform guild electoral processes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has called for written proposals from other stakeholders to reform guild electoral processes. The stakeholders include students, staff, and alumni among others. A July 28th letter authored by Associate Professor Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala, the Chairperson of the Makerere University Select review committee calls …

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Business owners seek judicial review on eviction notice from Makerere

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several private business operators at Makerere University have petitioned the High Court to quash a decision by the administration to evict them. Through their umbrella body, the Makerere University Business Owners Association, they are challenging the eviction notice issued by the university on July 1st, …

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Three prime suspects reconstruct student murder scene at Makerere

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies yesterday took three suspects to Makerere University to reconstruct the murder scene of Uganda Christian University law student, Bewatte Betungura, during the chaotic guild campaigns. The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and Crime Intelligence (CI) deployed on routes leading to the guild canteen, …

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Gov’t students demand payment of allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government-sponsored students at Makerere University are demanding their allowances before the closure of the semester. The students say that it is a few weeks to the end of the semester but they are yet to receive part of their allowances. Some of the students have …

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Security arrests 4 suspected members of Makerere brigades

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four people suspected to be members of the banned Makerere University ‘brigades’ have been arrested as part of the ongoing investigations into the stabbing to death of Uganda Christian University-UCU law student, Betungura Bewatte, during the chaotic guild campaigns. The police postmortem report indicated that …

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