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Public universities staff to push on with industrial action

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Academic Staff in Public Universities of Uganda (FASPU) has vowed not to bow down to threats from their superiors as they fight for what they say is their right to a salary enhancement.  Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi, the FASPU Chairperson says they cannot …

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Two NUP candidates face Monday vote while in jail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two National Unity Platform (NUP) party candidates contesting to become Division Councilors in Kampala, will not vote in Monday’s local government council elections. They were arrested in Kalangala district in December last year on the campaign trail with former NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi …

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Institutions of higher learning asked not to fully reopen

  Makerere had planned to welcome back first year students next week Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Higher Institutions of learning have been directed not to open fully until a formal communication is received from the government. According to Professor Mary J. N. Okwakol, the Executive Director, National Council …

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Makerere University ready to receive ‘Freshers’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University is ready to receive first year students next week for the first time since the COVID-19 lock-down. Also set on the new academic timetable released today is the 71st graduation week, set for March 16th to March 19th. The ‘Freshers Orientation’ will …

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Stanbic helps Makerere University ‘rise from the ashes’

Stanbic donates computers worth Sh100 Million to support Makerere University rebuild Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Stanbic Bank has donated computers worth sh100 million to help Makerere University reequip its administration centre after a recent fire destroyed a substantial part of the famous Main building. Commonly referred to as …

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CID boss receives report on Makerere main building fire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Grace Akullo, the Director of Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID has reportedly received a report on the fire that burnt Makerere University main building a fortnight ago. According to a source at CID, Akullo received a combined reported from forensic and fire detectives on Thursday for review …

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FULL STATEMENT: Prof Nawangwe on Makerere fire

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Following the fire that gutted the Makerere Main Administration block, Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has issued a statement outlining what happened, and plans ahead. He promises that the fire will not consume plans to revive the glory of the ‘Ivory Tower’. FULL …

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