Paul Wataka, the Luweero District Police Commander, says police has in the halls of residence and main campus buildings to ensure students vacate the premises in peace. He says they will maintain presence in the university to prevent any fresh chaos.
. Dr. Fredrick Kakembo, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Ndejje University declined to comment when approached by URN on the matter, saying they are not interested in media coverage. However, the student guild David Drici Taban, says there was no need for continuing students to strike since the increment will affect students in the new intake.
The students numbering 37 protested the decision by the college governing council to hike tuition from Ugx 1.3 Million to Ugx 1.9 Million in July this year and a subsequent order to higher diploma students to pay at least 60% of the tuition at the beginning of the semester.
Nathan Talwana, the principal of Uganda Technical College Lira was on Saturday mid afternoon violently locked in his office for hours by the angry students protesting recent tuition increment.
The students of Higher Diploma are protesting the decision by the college governing council headed by Dr.Grace Okiror that saw annual tuition increased from 1.3M shillings to Ugx 1.9M in July this year.