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Top Government Officials Defend Makerere Tuition Increment

Top officials of the Ministry of Education and Sports have defended the current position by the Makerere University Management to increase tuition fees by 15 percent. The officials, led by the Minister of State for Higher Education, Dr John Chrysostom Muyingo, reaffirmed the position on the fees increment to Parliament’s Committee

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Makerere Guild to Hold ‘Extraordinary’ Student’s General Assembly

The Makerere University Guild leadership will on Monday hold an “extraordinary assembly” to decide on whether the protests against the 15% tuition increment should continue or be halted. According to a press release, the assembly will be held in the Freedom Square at the university starting 10 AM. In a statement, the

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Officer Who Commanded Raids on Makerere Arrested

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces has arrested a police commander who commanded the raids on Makerere University.  According to the army spokesperson, Brig. Richard Karemire, Capt. Richard Lubeere has been arrested and detained at Makindye military police headquarters as investigations into the matter start. Karemire says a board of inquiry has been

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European Union in Uganda Condemns Brutality against Journalists

The European Union in Uganda has condemned the manner in which students and journalists were brutalized in the recent days during the Makerere University protests. In a statement dated November 1, 2019, the EU says it is alarmed by the use of force against and unwarranted arrest of journalists attempting to

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Makerere Cracks Whip on Strike Ring Leaders, 26 Suspended

In light of the recent strikes against the Fees Policy at Makerere University, the institution's management has suspended 26 students suspected to be the ring leaders of the demonstrations that have lasted more than a week. The 26 are believed to have have destroyed University property, property for businesses operating inside

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Janet Museveni Blasts Striking Makerere Students: UCU Pays More Tuition Than You

Janet Kataaha Museveni who is the Minister for Education and Sports has no soft words for Makerere University striking students. The students started striking four or so days ago, and they are not stopping. The students are protesting the 15 per cent cumulative tuition policy which was approved by the top

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Shock as Makerere Medical Student Commits Suicide

Shock engulfed Makerere University on Sunday September 29th after a medical student ended his life over accumulated debts. Ashraf Nsubuga, 22, a government-sponsored fourth year student of medical radiology was discovered dead in his room in Nsibirwa Hall. According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire, Nsubuga’s body was found hanging on

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FULL LIST:  Over 1,800 Students Awarded Study Loans

The Higher Education Student Financing Board (HESFB) has released the list of 1,834 students who have qualified for study loans for the 2019/2020 academic year. Dr John Chrysostom Muyingo, the Junior education minister in charge of higher education, released the list at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala on Tuesday. Dr Muyingo

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Barclays Bank Uganda Awards 25 Students With Scholarships Worth Shs 365M

Barclays Bank Uganda has awarded 25 exceptional university students from 14 universities all over Uganda with full scholarships and laptops in a ceremony held on the 28th of August at the Makerere University Senate Building Conference Center. The group of 25 make up the Second Cohort of students to be awarded

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