15 Mak Students Arrested


Fifteen students of Makerere have been arrested today for protesting the 15 percent cumulative tuition increment which the university council approved last year.

Led by the vice president Judith Nalukwago, the students were trying to march to the President's Office to deliver a petition imploring government to scrap off the policy.

“This university is for poor students. Those who increased the tuition have their children studying outside this country. Mr President please halt this policy and relieve us,” Nalukwago said.

The CoCIS Strike That Never Took Off


It is a calm but cold day at Makerere University, with a light drizzle punctuating the busy Tuesday morning.

There is no sign violence that nearly erupted a day before. On Monday morning, as the morning rain showered Kampala city and later turning into a downpour, Makerere University’s unusual tranquil environment was suddenly broken at about 9:30 by angry shouts of agitated students from College of Computing and Information Science (COCIS). They shouted “weeeweee!”, a clear indication that a strike possible strike was underway.