At the height of the last week’s Makerere University student strikes, the Vice Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe reacted harshly and suspended 16 students as others were detained at Wandegeya police station.
The students were striking the ongoing online lectures which they say have drained their pockets and its high time the university called off the online lectures for the physical classes which the rest of the institutions have embraced since the president lifted a lid on the economy early this year.
Makerere University students led by their Guild president Shamim Nambasa argue that they pay for everything but end up spending between 10,000-15,000 daily buying data to be able to attend the online lectures which the university had refused to listen to.
However, in a twist of events after several engagement between the guild leadership and the university administration, the suspension of the 16 students was revoked by the vice chancellor who had acted hastily without even following the right procedures of giving chance to the students for a fair hearing.
After holding constant engagements with the University Council and Management, the suspension and warning letters issued to a number of students have been revoked. pic.twitter.com/t9zWBualwj
— Shamim Nambassa (@ShamimNambassa) February 14, 2022