Friday, November 05, 2010

Police prevent Makerere University strike

Friday, 5th November, 2010 New Vision

By Conan Businge and Fosca Tumushabe

THE POLICE yesterday dispersed students and prevented a possible riot at
the Makerere Makerere University Faculty of Computer and Information

The students, who went on strike, were challenging authorities
demand that they pay all their tuition fees before they can sit for their

At about 10:00am, some of the students were blocked from entering the
examination rooms, sparking off the demonstration. But it was contained in
the fenced premises of the faculty.

Riotous students were manned gates, blocking their colleagues from getting
out of the premises although they could allow others to get in. We
are being treated like students in a different university. Why should we
be compelled to pay 100% of fees before doing exams? asked one of
the students.

Police later dispersed the students and re-opened the faculty gates.

The university regulations on fees payments state that all fees are
payable in full at the beginning of the academic year or in two
installments at the beginning of each semester and must be paid by the
sixth week of the semester.

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