Mak Fresh Woman Struggles to Settle In

A fresh-year student at Makerere University says she’s found it hard to settle in for her studies because of what appears to be culture shock.

Joan Nakalema joined Makerere in August to pursue a degree course in Development Studies with excitement partly arising from the beautiful stories she was told about life at Uganda’s oldest university. Once in, however, Nakalema tells Journalism@Mak that the environment she’s experienced over the past two months is different from the mental images she had.

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.