Student Leaders Give Govt 48-Hour Ultimatum Over Striking Staff

Guild presidents of public universities under their umbrella, Public Universities Student Leaders Forum (PUSLF), have given government an ultimatum of not more than 48-hours to have resolved the grievances of striking staff.

Speaking at a press conference held at Makerere on Wednesday, the chairperson of PUSLF and guild president of Gulu University, Robert Mukembo said that the strike has lasted for so long and it should end immediately.

Public Universities To Remain Closed As First Lady Fails Convincing Striking Staff

Efforts to end strike by non- teaching staff members of public universities yesterday hit a snag after First Lady and minister for
Education, Janet Kataaha Museveni, backed by four other ministers failed to give convincing explanations.

While meeting from the prime minister's office, Janet Museveni and representatives of non-teaching staff disagreed on when to implement the President's directive of paying enhanced salaries of F/Y 2016/2017 and arrears accruing from last year.

Makerere Finally Gets New Fees Policy

After wide consultations between Makerere University council, students' body and the government, the institution has finally adopted a new fees policy.

Under this new policy, students are required to pay Shs 200, 000 with in the first three weeks of every new semester and failure to do so attracts a surcharge of Shs 20,000.

"This money is part of the total fees the student will be required to pay at the end of the semester, so, it's not a separate charge, or an increment," explained the Vice chancellor Prof John Ddumba-Ssentamu.