Makerere University students have given government an ultimatum of one day to resolve the issues between the university administration and lecturers to enable them commence studies on Monday next week or they take to the streets.
According to Oneka, they want government to provide information about the financial remittances it makes to the university to enable stakeholders evaluate its expenditure. In their petition handed over this afternoon to Jacob Oulanyah deputy speaker of parliament, the students complained of congestion in lecture rooms and poor sanitation in their halls of residence.
Oneka expressed disappointment that the university has temporarily been closed owing to the fact that National Insurance Corporation has failed to pay up pension arrears of the lectures. He pointed out that the decision to close the university was taken after a meeting between the University Council and other stakeholders but students only got wind of the information moments before presenting their petition.
Oulanyah promised to look into the lecture’s strike. He was however quick to add that the deadline set by the students may not yield any results. Oulanya asked the students to restrain themselves from taking to the streets.