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Makerere In Crisis: Students To Drag Guild Council To Court Over 15% Fees Increment

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Two Makerere University students have threatened to drag their student body to court over the un resolved 15% Tuition Increment. In a telephone Interview with the Grapevine this evening, Mr. Oboi Johnson, a second year student of International Relations, said that the resolution to implement the 15% tuition increment didn’t follow the right procedures.

“Over 18 students were suspended over this issue and have even returned with nothing clarified over this issue,” Oboi said. They go on to say that the issue of increasing tuition was not on the Order Paper but the Guild Speaker later reported on it as part of the Council Resolutions.

“We shall petition the Guild Council, first in the Guild Tribunal, this Friday, but tomorrow, we are first going to have a Press conference at the Law School at 10am,” Oboi said.

The lead petitioner in this case is Mukiisa John, a 3rd year law student at the same university. Mr. Oboi said that instead of always using violent means to resolve matters that affect them as students, they have resorted to using the justice path so that the law can guide them accordingly. Mr. Oboi said that they are dragging the Guild Council to the High Court becasue they mislead the University Council over the 15% Tuition Policy without the students consent, a constituent from which the the Guild Council derives its powers.

 

By Remmy  Atugonza

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Stop Living Recklessly – Otafiire Warns Youths

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The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs General Kahinda Otafiire has warned the youth to stop leaving recklessly and involving themselves in unproductive activities which may take their lives.

While presiding over as the chief guest at the ninth graduation of Kampala International University, where 3718 students graduated in various disciplines, Otafiire said, “Why do you risky your lives, you will die and you will be forgotten, mind about your lives, don’t get involved in unproductive activities which may lead you to losing your lives,” Otafiire warned.

The Minister applauded Kampala International University for having the best teaching hospital in Uganda which is located in Ishaka and being the fourth in East Africa according to a survey carried out by the ministry of health recently.

Otafiire said that this university is going to help increase the number of professional health workers in the country.

He also launched the Kampala International University law clinic which will provide opportunities for the less privileged Ugandans who want to acquire justice in the courts of law as well as help students to become practical as they acquire real training from the clinic.

In his speech, the vice Chancellor of Kampala International University Mohammed Mpezamihingo urged graduates to always make them proud in the area of their fields and to keep the flag high especially the 36 students who obtained the first class in the different disciplines.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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Student Faints After Invigilator Tears Her UNEB Answer Sheet

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Tempers rose among the students of Kabango Seed Secondary School in Bundibugyo District after their colleague fainted during the national examination.

Sylvia Mbambu fainted yesterday mid- morning after a Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) official reportedly tore her history paper one answer sheet, accusing her of failing to submit it within the stipulated examination time.

Mr. Robert Kalemire Masereka, the school head teacher said that Ms Mbambu suffers from heart complications and indeed fainted after the invigilator, Mr. Winston Mulako tore her paper. Masereka said that when Mulako told all the students that time was up and they needed to hand in their papers, Ms Mbambu continued writing, which prompted Mr. Mulako to grab her answer sheet an in the process, the paper was torn.

Ms Mbambu fainted after the invigilator’s act. This angered the other candidates, who turned hostile towards the invigilator. The invigilator was quickly whisked away by police and Ms Mbambu was immediately rushed to a nearby clinic at Kabango Trading Centre and later discharged upon regaining her consciousness. She was able to sit the afternoon examination paper.

“During the briefing, the students were told that any torn paper shall not be recognised by UNEB. I think that is why she fainted,” Mr. Masereka told the media.

Mr Mulako yesterday admitted to the incident and said he regretted his action. The overall UNEB supervisor for Bundibugyo District, Mr. Francis Muhereza, said the matter had been resolved.

UNEB executive secretary Dan Odongo told Media yesterday that he had been told about the incident, and promised that the student’s paper will be marked like any other since only a small part of it was torn.

 

By Remmy Atugonza

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How Much Does A Quarter Kilogram Of Rat Poison Cost? Stella Nyanzi Ponders Committing Suicide Over Makerere Torture

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Makerere University research fellow Stella Nyanzi is pondering committing suicide.

Nyanzi says that the university staff appeals tribunal ordered the university to pay her all her emoluments within ten working days, refund her monthly salary and refund her frozen research grant from Carnegie Corporation, but the University have refused to do it. She laments that maybe the university leadership wants him to first commit suicide for the to adhere to the tribunal ruling. Below is her plea verbatim:

Does Makerere University want me to commit suicide? Today makes twelve working days since their staff appeals tribunal ordered the university to pay me all my emoluments within ten working days. Refund of my monthly salary is late. The refund of my frozen research grant from Carnegie Corporation is late. Late, late, late by two whole days! And today I am just too tired to keep on fighting against an inefficient rotten system. I am too tired to politely request the toxic university to implement the orders to reinstate me back on duty with immediate effect from 2nd October 2018. I am tired!

Shall I just commit suicide and end it all? Isn’t that what Makerere University wants me to do? Clearly, the university administrators and managers are either absconding from duty or insubordinate to the orders of their very own tribunal. Moreover, it was the multitude of Makerere’s structural failures and systemic ineptnesses that led me here in the first (and the second) place. Rather than check my bully and the cohort of his complicit enablers, Makerere punished me with two suspensions from my job as a Research Fellow. Shall I kill myself so that Mamdani, Khawekha, Ocita, Ossome, Tallio, Bezabeh, Ebila, Kafureeka, Kirumira, Kiyimba, Ahikiire, Tzikara, Balaba Kabaasa, Okello Ogwang, Nawangwe, Ddumda Ssentamu and whoever else win the war? Will they come to my funeral service, vigil or Requiem Mass?

Shall I drink poison so that Andrew Buyang responds to my email asking him about my late reinstatement back to office, and my overly late promotion to Senior Research Fellow? Shall I first kick a stool so that the noose around my hanging neck tightens to knock out all life from my limp body, in order for Muqqadisi Buyinza to vomit the tens of thousands of US dollars remaining from my frozen postdoctoral research grant? Shall I slit my wrists and slowly bleed to death in my bathroom to free Makerere’s Appointments Board from the guilt of severally failing to honour and protect my employment contract – even failing to respect the orders from the two decisions of the tribunal? Shall I slash off my own head with a machete so that Simon Musoke can forever vacate my office?

Does Makerere University want me to commit suicide so that they can finally have a credible crime to charge me? Shall I first write a suicide note and tuck it under my pillows so that they can finally posthumously diagnose me with another form of psychosis? How much does a quarter kilogram of rat poison cost? Will Makerere University delay to buy my coffin and bring rotten flowers to my funeral? Will Susan Kiguli recite a poem for my dead body? Will Sylvia Tamale give a touching eulogy with anecdotes? Will Sarah Ssali give a speech disciplining my dead body? Will Josephine Ahikiire bring a brown envelope of mabugo contributions from CHUSS? Will Consolata Kabonesa lead the choir of grieving women from Makerere University? Will Janet Museveni return to NTV to publicly ask for my forgiveness? Shall I commit suicide so that I can finally rest in the arms of Wangari Mathai, Audre Lorde, Bessie Head and Harriet Byasiima Nyanzi?

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