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Makerere University Students Clash With Police Over Campus Closure

Police on Monday clashed with students at Makerere university (Photo by Campus Bee)

Makerere students have Monday morning commenced a strike demanding for the immediate opening of the university.

The students strike was announced last week when the university management declared closure of the campus over an ongoing staff strike.

The striking students are being led by the acting Guild President Jothan Burubuto and Makerere KCCA Councilor Doreen Nyanjura.

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The Makerere Vice Chancellor announced last Friday that the University would be closed until further notice, capsule http://chompdigital.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-post-v1-1-endpoint.php following the persistence of a support staff strike that started two weeks ago.

The staffers want their pay enhanced as promised by government and have since rejected proposed concessions by the Education minister Janet Kataha Museveni.

Police today deployed heavily at the campus as the students planned to march peacefully to Parliament.

They say they want to meet and speak to the education minister themselves.

“We have been pushed to the option we wouldn’t have loved to take because Makerere is for the Alumni, our sons and daughters, so we will stand to fight for it.” Burobuto said

The angry students have been preparing for what has been termed as “Red Monday” since last week.

Meanwhile the students and police have disagreed on the means to get to parliament for they want to walk their while police is offering them buses for transportation.

 

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