Makerere suspends admissions

Kampala. Makerere University yesterday agreed to suspend issuance of admission letters to first year students following resistance from the guild body against a proposed tuition increment.

This was reached at a meeting with the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura, Guild president Ivan Bwowe, academic staff chairperson, Muhammed Kiggundu and the university Vice Chancellor, Prof John Ssentamu-Ddumba, after students were blocked by police from the main gate as they tried to move to Parliament to present a petition to the Speaker.

Police had deployed at the university to quell demonstrations by students. But Gen Kayihura regretted the incidente, saying students would get his support as long as their issues were genuine. He, however, warned them against using violence. The matter arises from a 10 per cent tuition increment enacted this year.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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