They argue that that the affirmative action policy which awarded 1.5 bonus points to girls qualifying to enter public universities, remains insufficient to address equity issues, especially in science-related courses. As a result, they say, the current government merit scholarship for students in higher education is heavily bent in favour of male students.
The Assistant Lecturers want to recover salary arrears from the Financial Year 2015/2016 to date, retirement benefit arrears, salary reinstatement, damages and costs of the suit from Makerere. The value of the claim is approximately Ugx. 8Billion.