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Speaker Kadaga meets Prof. Nawangwe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has met the Makerere University Vice-chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe. The closed-door meeting between the two and a few other Parliament officials took place on Friday at the Speaker’s boardroom. When asked by URN in a telephone interview about the …

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Makerere University council quashes probe on suspended staff

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An emergency meeting of the Makerere University Council, a supreme governing organ of the University has rejected the committees established to investigate matters arising out of staff suspensions over conflict of interest. The meeting directed that the probe committees halt their operations and hand over …

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Makerere staff threaten to raise strike level

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University staff members have resolved to launch a full blast strike in protest over the university management’s failure to respect their leaders. The decision to totally withdraw all labour was reached during a Joint General Assembly attended by academic, administrative and support staff …

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Museveni reiterates support to Nawangwe in Mak impasse

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has reiterated his support to Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe in a battle that pits him against striking lecturers. This is the second time that the president is commenting on Makerere stalemate. While presiding over the institution’s graduation ceremony …

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Mak staff reject Nawangwe’s directive to call off strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Makerere University academic staff have rejected a directive from the Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe to resume work. The staff last month went on a sit-down strike protesting the suspension of their association leaders. Nawangwe suspended Dr Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi, the Chairperson of Makerere …

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Security blocks Makerere students assembly

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint security team comprising police and military personnel has blocked a procession of Makerere University Students who were due to convene a General Assembly at the freedom square. The students leadership had called a General Assembly to discuss the ongoing standoff between the …

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Lawyer, Nawangwe Clash on Probe Committee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has disagreed with his critics over the appointment of a team to investigate the conduct of Dr. Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi, the Chairperson Makerere University Academic Staff Association – MUASA. Last week, Prof. Nawangwe appointed a three man committee …

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Makerere probe committee given two months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The committee set up to investigate the conduct of the suspended Makerere University Academic Staff Association – MUASA leader, Dr Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi has been given up to two months to deliver its report. The committee will be headed by Prof. Sarah Kiguli, a Senior …

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MUASA president responds to his suspension

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Chairperson Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA), Dr Deus Kamunyu has said his Jan.17 suspension letter from Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe wasn’t a surprise. “I received electronic news of my suspension letter as a lecturer in the department of forestry. I received it with …

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Dr Kiggundu promises to resolve Makerere impasse

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly appointed Makerere University Manager Communications and International Relations, Dr Mohammed Kiggundu Musoke has promised to resolve the tensions between the university management and staff associations. Kiggundu, the former Chairperson Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) says that he is the best person …

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