Following the directive of dictator Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to close Uganda’s historical Makerere University over the impasse between lecturers and University administration, students have been seen in the capital city Kampala streets stranded with no transport back to their respective villages.
This comes after Police gave them few minutes to have vacated their halls of residence to go and look for other residences not around the vicinity of the University, students from far districts of Northern, East and west some were seen pondering their next move on how to meet their transport costs given the fact that the semester was coming to an end. This didn’t spare even foreign students.
According to Felix Kaawesi the Police Mouthpiece opined that foreign students should contact their respective embassies for rescue. Sources have revealed to us that most students especially ladies, out of desperacy decided to storm night clubs and bars with Sugar Dadies to shade off their stress all nigh long.
This comes after last ditch attempts by the MakerereUniversity Council to end the lecturers’ strike on Tuesday by offering to pay lecturers’ incentive allowances for one month immediately following a crisis meeting.
Students joined the strike on Tuesday after lecturers under their umbrella body Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) on Monday resolved to continue their strike until sh32b in allowance arrears over eight months is paid.
During the general assembly of lecturers at the School of Education, they unanimously endorsed the decision to continue the strike in a move they said would solve Makerere’s financial problems once and for all.