They also accuse the administration of maintaining medical, field placement, utilities, and computer Maintenance and internet fees yet they plan to close by the end of this month and send the students home to embrace to continue with online studies.
Mary Kisakye, a second-year student of Computer studies wonders how the university will run the exams without lecturers. Kisakye is also worried about getting last-minute pressure to accomplish course works and do exams at the same time in case lecturers decided to resume teaching.
While presiding over the matter, the head of the Industrial Court, Justice Asaph Ruhinda Ntegye and a panel of five judges explained to court that they were not ready with the judgement because Makerere University had delayed to submit its defense on time.
Dr. Kamunyu vowed in an interview with URN never to cede to dishonesty as he returns to Makerere University, saying that academic freedoms and freedoms of expression that he was fighting for remain cardinal to him.
The university has been the theatre of violence and the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies, as students challenged a 15 per cent cumulative increment on tuition and functional fees. The increment, which started this academic year, will affect all first-year students, for the next five years.
Those issued warning letters include the Gender and Ethics & Integrity guild Minister, Marion Kirabo, who is also a fourth year student of Bachelor of Laws. Judith Nalukwago a Bachelor of Dental Surgery who is also the Vice Guild President has also been warned.
More than 1800 students led by their Guild President, Ernest Ayen, staged a strike on Tuesday last week, protesting the poor sanitary conditions at the college, lack of practical lessons and lack of value for the high tuition charged at the college.
On Tuesday, over 1,800 students led by their Guild President, Ernest Ayen staged a strike protesting the poor sanitary conditions at the college, lack of practical lessons and lack of value for the high tuition charged at the college.
Eng. Frank Kitumba was evicted by a team from the University Estates, Works Directorate, security guards and police officers in what his lawyers described the eviction as unfortunate and contempt of the law.
The students were protesting a decision by the administration to send some of them home, for failing to clear school dues, just days to the beginning of mock examinations. The examinations are due to begin on Monday, July 29.
Dr. John Emenyu, the Chairperson of the Mbarara University of Science and Technology Academic Staff Association –MUSTASA said the staff have laid their tools as a last resort after the university council failed to handle their issues with urgency.
The Head master Aloysius Rujumba says that investigations carried out indicate that the students were the ringleaders of last months strike. Rujumba says that the suspended students will only return to school in October to sit for their O level exams.
Equal Opportunities Commission EOC Chairperson, Sylvia Nabatanzi, says the best practice for sharing salary increment is that each member gets equal share rather than certain staff taking higher percentages than others. She says even when money is shared equally, lowest paid staff in a public university cant reach salary of highest paid staff since they are in different salary scales.
The university was closed this afternoon after angry students stormed the administration block and attempted to destroy it. They accused their administrators of mistreating them and failing to address their grievances, singling out a requirement of 400,000 Shillings to cover the cost of each identity card.