3 MUBS Officials Survive Lynching By Angry Students

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Three Makerere University Business School (MUBS) officials have survived being lynched by angry students this morning over delayed provision of identity cards. The incident occurred at MUBS Mbarara branch academic registrar’s office in Kamukuzi division Mbarara municipality.

Three Makerere University Business School (MUBS) officials have survived being lynched by angry students this morning over delayed provision of identity cards.

The incident occurred at MUBS Mbarara branch academic registrar’s office in Kamukuzi division Mbarara municipality.

Denis Obich, the Mbarara MUBS branch guild president, said the students locked the officials in their offices in order to force them process their identity cards immediately.

The three officials, whose names were not revealed to the press, had been assigned by the university's overall Deputy Academic Registrar Charles Ssentongo.

The officials had arrived from Kampala on Tuesday to carry out the registration exercise for students.

Unfortunately, the scheduled registration exercise flopped and the students turned violent. They took the officials hostage before police had to be called in to free them.

The students claimed that since 2006 when the campus was set up in Mbarara, they had  never been issued with identity cards.

Obich said the MUBS main campus had failed to cater to their branch hence the students anger.

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The Mbarara Campus director Willy Turyahikayo blamed the main campus officials for not acting faster.

Turyahikayo said that he had sent several reminders on the identity card and registration issue but received little useful feedback.  He said that out of 546 students who were supposed to be registered; only 216 had been registered yesterday.

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