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Museveni Directs Schools, Universities to Close Over Corona Virus

President Yoweri Museveni has Wednesday directed that all schools, Universities and colleges close and send students home. Museveni gave the directive while addressing the nation on a televised speech at State House in Entebbe. In his speech, Museveni argued that the schools harbor over 15 million Ugandans and that their closure would

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Kyambogo University Guild Elections Pushed

Kyambogo University Guild elections will not happen today (March 10, 2020) as earlier scheduled, according to communication from the University Vice-Chancellor Professor Eli Katunguka. Prof Katunguka says there has been a delay in procuring the ballot papers hence the postponement. He reveals in a statement that the company that was contracted with

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Meet Gumoshabe Devotah, the Brilliant Young Woman Contesting for IUIU KC Law Society Presidency

Islamic University in Uganda – Kampala Campus (IUIU KC) Law Society is soon going to the polls to elect leaders in the highly contested poll that has seen Gumoshabe Devotah, a third year law student emerge as a contestant. The brilliant and brave 23-year-old is the only lady contesting for the

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FULL LIST: Makerere University Releases 2020 Graduation List

The Office of the Academic Registrar at Makerere University has released lists of graduands for the 70th Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University. The Ceremony will be held from Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th January 2020. The Schedule for the four-day ceremony will run as follows; DATE: TUESDAY, 14TH JANUARY, 2020 • College of Agricultural

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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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