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Fire On The Hill: Makerere University Students Strike Over 15% Tuition Increment

Fire On The Hill: Makerere University Students Strike Over 15% Tuition Increment

Students at Makerere University are not toning down the heat until their demands have been addressed. The ongoing strike that started on Tuesday, 22nd October was incited by the 15% tuition increment. The strike started from Mitchel hall of residence and spiraled throughout the whole campus as striking students continued to fetch out their colleagues who were attending lectures from different colleges and forced them to join in on the strike.

Phone Video of what’s happening at the university

Currently, military and police are using rubber bullets and teargas to disperse the crowd. Some students managed to lock themselves in their halls of residence. Some of the students’ arguments are that Makerere University is a public University which should offer education at a reduced cost.

Phone picture: Military Police making rotations around the campus

Vice Chancellor Barnabas Nawagwe promised to suspend any student whose involvement in the on going strike is confirmed. He says students are the ones who approved the tuition increment policy so they should not turn around and protest it.

Natasha Karakire
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