Students Express Doubts Over Freedom Square Works

A group of students at Makerere University have expressed misgivings about the ongoing beautification and fencing off of the Freedom Square.

The students say that, far from making the Square look beautiful, the management could institute restrictions on students wishing to access Freedom Square, a legendary gathering point for both formal and informal activities at Uganda’s largest and oldest university.

Mak Politics Discriminatory - Minister

A cabinet minister in Makerere’s 85th Guild has decried what he calls a high level of discrimination in the student politics.

Ahmed Abdirahman, a Kenyan national, says that rising from the lower ranks to the guild council (GRC) and then cabinet wasn't a walk in the park but a battle against discrimination. The minister says that politics at Makerere University is highly sectarian along political, tribal and nationality lines.