By; Our reporter

30th October 2019

Management of Makerere University has suspended nine students and issued warning letters to 26 others.

In a statement issued through the university website today, the university made the disciplinary action on students for their alleged involvement in the current strike over the 15% cumulative increase on tuition fees and their subsequent destruction of university and students property as well as injuring their colleagues.

Suspended students are; Frank Bwambale, a Bachelor Journalism and Communication student, Siperia Saasiraabo, Bachelor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Rogers Mbajjo Ssebiraalo, Bachelor of Quantitative Economics, Derrick Ojambo Wabwire, Bachelor of Records and Archives Management and David Musiri, Bachelor Commerce (External).

Others are; Ivan Kyeyune, a student of Bachelor Arts (Social Sciences), Seiz Mutatina, Bachelor of Commerce, Job Dhabona, a student of Bachelor of Community Psychology and Simon Ssenoga, pursuing a Bachelor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Since October 22nd 2019 Makerere University has been a scene of running battles between students and the security forces as students demonstrated against tuition increment.

Students demanded that the university halts the cumulative fees increment, reinstates its suspended colleagues and revise the guild electoral laws among others.

Those issued warning letters include the Gender and Ethics & Integrity guild Minister, Marion Kirabo and Judith Nalukwago who is also the Vice Guild President.

Others are; Sarah Aminah Namiiro, Mariam Kyomugasho Mugisha, Annah Ashaba, Rodney Kiggundu, Lydia Omunyokol, Anitah Musiimenta, Peninnah Mwesigwa Balambi,

Pamela Nyangoma, Elith Nabimanya, Benjamin Ahikiriza, Isaiah Sserwadda, Marvin Nyinamanyonyi, Vicent Kayondo, Epaphrus Ouma and Joseph Tumusiime. Also on the list are; Ronald Waswa, Nicky Namisi Babirye, Tyson Mutangana, Derrick Agaba, Erasmus Oreret, Edgar Ayebazibwe and Elvis Omoit, the chairperson of Lumumba Hall.

Meanwhile, two masters’ students have also received warning letters. They are Allan Mutagubya pursuing a Master of Science in Zoology and Lukman Bukenya pursuing a Master of Science in Data Communication and Software Engineering.

At an emergency council meeting of the University Council, a supreme governing body of the university held on Tuesday October 29, 2019 the members dialogued with student leaders who included the guild president, his vice, the Guild speaker and the deputy and other members of the Guild Cabinet and representatives of the Council of Hall Chairpersons and accepted to remove the 15% increment on functional fees but maintained it on fees alone.

Thursday 31st October 2019 05:58:25 AM