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Poor state of Mak students halls of residence shocks MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Members of Parliament on the Education committee on Thursday were shocked over the poor state of the students halls of residence at Makerere University. This was during their visit to the university as part of the probe over the impasse at Makerere that saw …

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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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MPs turn away Nawangwe, University council chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Members of Parliament on the Education Committee on Tuesday turned away the Makerere University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe and the Chairperson of the University Council, Lorna Magara. The committee is currently probing the impasse at Makerere University following a strike by students against the …

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Strike isn’t over- Makerere University Guild leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University students have vowed to continue with their peaceful demonstration until the University listens to their demands. The University vice Guild President, Judith Nalukwago told journalists at Centigrade restaurant in Nakulabye yesterday that they cannot call off the student’s strike until management addresses …

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Education Committee tasked to investigate Mak unrest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Education Committee to investigate the unrest at Makerere University. Kadaga’s directive followed a debate of the students strike and the brutal raids by the army on students Halls of residence. On Wednesday, Parliament passed a motion …

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Parliament condemns brutality against Makerere University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed a motion condemning the recent brutality by security officers against Makerere University students protesting the 15 percent cumulative tuition increment. This followed a motion tabled by the Igara West MP, Raphael Magyezi. He urged parliament to make a statement condemning acts 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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Court orders unconditional release of Makerere University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Buganda Road Magistrates Court has ordered for the unconditional release of 46 Makerere University students who were arrested for protesting against 15 percent tuition increment. Court presided over by the Acting Chief Magistrate Robert Mukanza issued the order on Friday following an exparte application filed …

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ANT condemns army brutality against Makerere University students

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Alliance for National Transformation-ANT party has condemned the brutality against Makerere University students. Makerere University students are protesting against the 15% tuition increment policy. It has also called on the military to withdraw from the institution. The ANT Deputy National Coordinator Alice Alaso told …

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