MUK students Strike

MUK students Strike

By Serestino Tusingwire

Makerere University students are today on strike demanding the re-opening of the institution.

The start of academic year has been delayed due to the ongoing non-teaching staff strike.

The students led by their guild leaders are all over the streets of Makerere carrying placards with writings, ‘OPEN MAKERERE’ hoping to put pressure on government to sort out issues with the non-teaching staff.

The students announced the RED MONDAY in an abrupt meeting on Thursday last week, just in case the institution failed to open.

According to Roy Ssemboga, the guild hopeful, the university should allow students be in campus and their halls of residence as the non-teaching staff negotiates with the government.

Makerere announced the indefinite closure last week until non-teaching staff calls off its strike.

The non-teaching staff strike has today entered the third week and there are no signs of calling it off though, Kyambogo University and MUBS have resumed studies.