Makerere Guild PM Kicked Out of Office


Makerere University Guild cabinet has suspended the Prime Minister, Johnson Obbo, over what they have termed as misuse of office.

This followed Obbo’s letter dated November 1 and addressed to all the university stakeholders where he called off the students’ strike against tuition increment policy, saying that the Parliament of Uganda had issued directives to the university management to resolve the issue.

I'm a Target, says Suspended Mak Student

One of the suspended students at Makerere University has said he will not pick his suspension letter this time arguing that some officials within the institution are targeting him as a person.

Frank Bwambale, a former contestant to the Guild Representative Council (GRC) to represent the School of Languages, Literature and Communication (SLLC), was suspended a year ago and forced to write an apology to Makerere.

Now in his final year pursuing a degree course in Journalism and Communication, Bwambale is in trouble once again.

Inside Makerere's Four-Day Strike


A strike against tuition increment has entered day four at Makerere University with no sign of either side compromising.

Students at Uganda’s biggest and oldest university went on strike on Tuesday to a 15% progressive fees increment on their tuition which is supposed to be done for five years. The policy started in the academic year 2018/2019 and it only affects new students, not the continuing ones.

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.