While graduands from the College of Health Sciences, School of Law, and the College of Natural Sciences were celebrating their victory on Monday, representatives of over 40 affected students met at University Hall awaiting to hear from their college Principal on the matter.
In the suspension letter to the affected students, Professor Henry Alinaitwe, the Acting Makerere University Vice-Chancellor, said that over 150 windowpanes across 91 windows at both Mitchel and University Halls were shattered.
In September, the university transitioned from Academic Information Management System -AIMS to the Academic Management Information System- ACMIS, a new records management system, which affected payments.
Obed Tebesiga Luganda, a second-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies notes that online studies have been challenging to him and he only hopes that vaccination of learners will help business at the institution to return to normal.
In 2018, the university reviewed its policy against sexual harassment to define various concepts, outlines objectives, enforcement principles, and strategies, procedures of handling complaints, investigations, penalties, and appeals.
Dr Lorna Magara, the Chairperson of Makerere University Council noted that one of the major challenges in handling perpetrators of sexual harassment is that the University cannot suspend implicated staff beyond three months.
Allan Lokot, a government-sponsored student in his third year, argues that the allowances help them to meet costs beyond food and residence. He explains that students like him save off this money to buy handouts, basic requirements like airtime for online lectures and hostel necessities.
Shadrach Wesike from the school of Statistics notes that out of five-course units, at least two lecturers commenced teaching through zoom while others upload work on the University e-learning platform.
“We took down their requests one by one and immediately sent them back to China, hoping a quickest feedback, so that we will soon have a follow-up invitation for them to come again to the Embassy,” says Ambassador Zheng on Thursday at Makerere University.
The calls comes just days after armed military officers stormed Lumumba Hall, one of the largest male students’ residences in Makerere University and, according to media reports, broke into 60 rooms, smashed students’ properties and forced them to seek refuge outside the university.
A university probe team assigned to investigate the matter found Dr. Kanakulya in breach of the university rules, regulations and procedures. The team has recommended that Dr. Kanakulya be referred to the university Appointments Board for Disciplinary Action.