M7 Summons University Council Over MUK Reopening

M7 Summons University Council Over MUK Reopening

By Serestino Tusingwire

President Museveni has summoned the Makerere University council to statehouse in Entebbe to discuss the way forward of the university.

Among other issues, they are to discuss about the possible date the university shall be re-opened to allow students finish their first semester.

The first semester which started in late August was cut short on November 1 when the president directed for the closure of the university following a long standoff caused by a sit-down strike by lecturers over incentive arrears amounting to Shs28bn.

This summon comes after the University academic staff meeting that was held on Monday and agreed to call off their long-periodic strike as they wait for the arrears to be cleared as promised.

According to the chairperson Finance Planning Administration and Investment Committee (FPAIC), Thomas Tayebwa, the president summoned the council and the university is probably to be reopened on January 02.

“Students are likely to report on 2nd January. On Tuesday we’re meeting the president to give him our guidance.” Tayebwa told this website.

Meanwhile, students and other stakeholders are still impatiently waiting for the university to reopen.