Makerere Halts Tuition Fees Increment at Three Colleges after Pressure from Students
Makerere Bows to Pressure from Students and Suspends Fees Increment Plan
Uganda’s Makerere University has suspended a plan to increase tuition fees at three colleges after a student strike, and a meeting between student leaders and the institution’s management.
In a Wednesday meeting between student leaders and management, the former had insisted on continuing with the strike until management and council had reversed the move to increase tuition.
Outside the main building, where the two parties were meeting, Impatient students sought to disrupt the meeting that lasted about seven hours.
MAKERERE SUSPENDS FEES INCREMENT PLAN
Vice chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe had told the students, management would consult Council, the university’s top decision making organ.
And later, Nawangwe wrote to guild president Papa Were Salim informing him that management had decided to suspend the fees increment plan “until consultations are made with the Students Guild for their input”.
The affected colleges are College of Health Sciences (CHS), College of Veterinary and Animal Resources and Bio security (Covab) and College of Humanities and Social Sciences (Chuss).