Makerere Opens Up Eye Centre Laboratory For Students, Public

After two years of starting a new 4-year optometry programme at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University on Thursday opened up the Academic Vision Centre to facilitate practical lessons for the enrolled students.

Located inside the University hospital, the facility is a donation from Australian Government, Light for the world, University of New South Wales based in Australia, and Brien Holden Vision Institute - a global non-profit organisation. The general public has also been called upon to go for vision check up and treatment at subsidised costs.

4000 University Staff Members On Strike Again, Demand Shs 56b

With a few days to the opening of new academic year 2016/2017, Public University Non-Teaching Staff Executive Forum (Puntsef) members today laid down their tools, demanding government for their arrears and salary enhancements.

According to Jackson Betihamah, the chairperson Puntsef, the 4620 members will only resume work after receiving Shs 56.5 billion.