Makerere University reopens on 2 January 2017

Makerere University reopens on 2 January 2017

Students of Makerere University will be allowed to complete their first semester after management agreed on Wednesday that Uganda’s oldest institution will most likely reopen on January 2, 2017. The first semester which started in late August was cut short on November 1 when the president directed for the closure of the university following a […]

Makerere lecturers vow to strike again in February 2017

Makerere lecturers vow to strike again in February 2017

  Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) has suspended strike following vote by lecturers in which 81 lecturers voted for suspension of the strike and 56 voted for its continuation but with a clear grace period. ALSO READ: Makerere defeats USA’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology at TechCon 2016 The suspension of the strike comes after […]

Besigye’s son to study for free at Harvard University

Besigye’s son to study for free at Harvard University

Despite the political struggles Besigye is going through in Uganda, his son Anselm who is probably not common in the ears of many Ugandans because of living with his mother in America has beaten against odds to acquire himself a scholarship to the world’s most prestigious Harvard University. The scholarship was awarded to Anselm by […]

Makerere Lecturers refuse to call off strike

Makerere Lecturers refuse to call off strike

Makerere university lecturers under the umbrella body, Makerere university academic staff association (MUASA) have today met in a general assembly and decided to maintain their strike after government failed to honour commitments to pay them Shs32 billion in incentive arrears. They want the University Council to give them a clear proposal on when their arrears […]

Makerere begs striking lecturers to stop

Makerere begs striking lecturers to stop

A Monday afternoon crisis meeting has been called to avert the recent sit- down strike by lecturers at Makerere University. The university council chairperson, Eng Charles Wana-Etyem invited the entire Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) executive executive to a meeting at 2:30 pm in the council room Dr. Deus Muhwezi, the MUASA spokesperson said […]

Arinaitwe Rugyendo on nurturing Uganda’s ‘Young Engineers’

Arinaitwe Rugyendo on nurturing Uganda’s ‘Young Engineers’

Media Entrepreneur and respected businessman Arinaitwe Rugyendo is convinced the 83% youth unemployment crisis in Uganda can be reversed through the extensively engaging young brains with a broad range of Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Math (STEM). The veteran journalist is spearheading a programme codenamed ‘Young Engineers, Kampala Uganda*’ which is expected to focus on […]

‘Makerere is not a funeral’, angry lecturers tell off ‘opportunistic’ Besigye

‘Makerere is not a funeral’, angry lecturers tell off ‘opportunistic’ Besigye

Disgruntled Makerere University lecturers have lashed at four time presidential aspirant Dr Kizza Besigye to keep away because he is seeking political capital. Makerere University Academic Staff Assoiciation (MUASA) chairman, Dr. Muhammed Kiggundu claimed that was just ‘politically’ taking advantage of their woes under the guise of fundraising for their salary arrears amounting Shs28 billion. […]

World AIDS Day strikes a chord at Sudhir’s Victoria University

World AIDS Day strikes a chord at Sudhir’s Victoria University

Victoria Towers, Plot 1-13 along Jinja Road has today awakened memory a great of musician the Late Philly Bongoley Lutaaya, in remembrance of those affected by HIV and AIDS. Ms Charity Mbabazi Byarugaba, Marketing boss at city tycoon, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia’s Victoria University Kampala is leading all staff and students in wearing the red ribbon […]

LDC accuses student of dramatizing mini-skirt ban

LDC accuses student of dramatizing mini-skirt ban

The Law Development Centre in Kampala – where a student says she was stopped from entering because her knee-length skirt was deemed “too short” – says it has not received a formal complaint about the incident. But a press officer for the LDC said there was a dress code in place and women are supposed […]