As a result of frequent strikes at Uganda's premier institution of higher learning, Makerere University council came up with a new tuition policy that is currently being popularised by GRCs and the University bursar at college levels. JANET LABAK has been looking at how the policy is being adopted.
Samuel Mugarura, the third-year student of Bachelor of Science in botany (Chemistry) at Makerere, who made tear gas from sugar and promising to make bombs too, has written to Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda seeking support of government.
Mugarura has been making rounds on social and in mainstream media after he demonstrated his first successful teargas cannister last week behind Caltect Acamemy, a few metres from Makerere University.
From a mere technical school, Makerere University, which is Uganda’s oldest institution
of higher learning, has risen to become third in Africa in the latest World University Rankings.
Out of 980 institutions worldwide the University was, however, ranked in the band of 401-500 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World
University Ranking 2016-2017.
The University’s strongest pillar was citations where it was ranked in the third decile at a score of 78% while the weakest pillar was teaching.