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Mak Law school on spot for blocking student from studies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Law School is on the spot for blocking a student from studies for five years. Gwendolinn Musimenta was admitted to Makerere University’s Bachelor of Law course in 2012 and was supposed to graduate in 2017. However, on March 31, 2015, the Makerere University …

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Prof. Suruma re-appointed Makerere University Chancellor

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has re-appointed Prof. Ezra Suruma, Makerere University Chancellor ahead of the 70th graduation ceremony slated for January 2020.  The former Finance and Economics Development Minister was first appointed Makerere University Chancellor in 2016. “I congratulate Professor Ezra Suruma upon his …

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Makerere School of Law principal Prof. Mbazira resigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Principal of the School of Law Christopher Mbazira has resigned. Professor Mbazira reportedly left his office on Saturday. At the height of this conflict, the School of Law is fighting for its autonomy as a constituent college of the university while management wants …

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Gen. Salim Saleh compensates Makerere University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty one students of Makerere University whose property was destroyed by security personnel  during protests against the 15 percent tuition increment have been compensated by General Salim Saleh. Last month,UPDF soldiers together with military and regular police officers broke into halls of residence and …

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MAKERERE: UPDF captain arrested after backlash

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has arrested the officer who commanded soldiers that brutalized Makerere University students. Defence and Army Spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire, on Friday said that Capt. Richard Lubeere is being held at Makindye Military Police headquarters. According to Karemire, an inquiry …

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Gulu University students to protest Makerere tuition fees hike

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of students of Gulu University are set to stage a peaceful demonstration Friday in solidarity with their Makerere University counterparts against the 15% cumulative tuition increment. In July 2018, Makerere University Council approved endorsed a 15 percent increment on tuition and functional …

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Human Rights Commission condemns brutality at Makerere

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has condemned the recent human rights violations at Makerere University by the military. This follows the brutal crackdown on student’s protest against the 15 percent tuition and functional fees increment that started on October 22, 2019. Heavily armed …

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Makerere stalemate continues, 9 students suspended

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A day after President Yoweri Museveni ordered for talks between students and the Makerere University administration, the stalemate is not about to end following a new announcement of suspension and warning of over 30. Makerere University has just released a statement stating that, “In light …

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Makerereans being Makerereans

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amid reports of week-long brutality and torture by the military and police, and accusations that political parties are fueling the protests on campus, Makerere students have a kept a sense of humour as they protest against rise in tuition fees, taking to social media …

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Makerere student leaders not happy with slow pace of meetings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Student leaders at Makerere University are pessimistic about the on-going council meeting to resolve the impasse at the university. The Guild President Julius Kateregga has as a result called for a general assembly at 9am Wednesday. The leaders led by the Guild and Vice …

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