Makerere University students have postponed the demand for lectures strike to Thursday morning.
Makerere University students have postponed their strike to Thursday.
On Wednesday morning, several students including the guild president camped at the university clock round about demanding for lectures, two weeks after the lectures went on strike demanding for salary increment.
Denis Onekalit, the guild president, proposed to match to parliament and petition the speaker of parliament about the situation at the university, but police was quick to intercept the planned match.
Grace Turyagumanawe commander Kampala metropolitan police engaged them in a prolonged meeting during which the students resolved to convene a meeting with the minster in charge of education to adress the students grievances.
But the meeting with the minster flopped too.
Isaac Ssemanyi , the in charge of the student’s administration says that the postponement has given the students a chance to remobilize other students to demand for lectures.
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Dr. Tanga Odoi, the academic staff chairman on Monday called off the lecturers’ strike after meeting Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi and officials from the ministry of finance. But other lecturers resolved to go on with the strike.
Odoi, who said he turned up to teach on Wednesday, told URN that he sees no reason for the strike to go on.
The vice chancellor, Prof. Venancius Baryamureeba on Tuesday issued an ultimatum for all lecturers to start teaching on Wednesday or face disciplinary measures.
Efforts by URN to contact Prof. Baryamureeba where futile, as calls to his phone were going unanswered.
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