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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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Makerere University main building

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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Makerere University vice chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe

Makerere University Revises Tuition Policy After Week Long Protests

Since October 22 students at Makerere University have been protesting against the 15% cumulative tuition increament, and the protests have pushed the University to revise the tuition policy. In an emergency meeting held on Tuesday the university council resolved to halt the 15 percent increment from functional fees. However this stance

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Makerere University Protest Leader Suspended

Siperia Mollie Saasiraabo, one of the leaders of Tuesday’s protest at Makerere University has been suspended. On Tuesday, a huge number of students were arrested by the police as they protested over tuition increment. The university hiked tuition by 15 percent. Mollie is the head of the 85th Guild Female caucus. Yet the University

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