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Makerere writes to Lukwago over councillor Nyanjura's conduct

Nyanjura (R) has been involved in several activism activities

Nyanjura (R) has been involved in several activism activities

Makerere University vice chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has written to Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago over the conduct of Makerere LCV councillor, Doreen Nyanjura.

In a letter to Lukwago dated Friday, September 28, Nawangwe said Nyanjura should be counseled to desist from promoting hooliganism among Makerere University students.

"Your lordship, I wish to humbly request you to counsel Ms Nyanjura to desist from promoting hooliganism among our students," Nawangwe wrote.

Nawangwe says Nyanjura has been promoting strikes at the university, by openly encouraging disruptive behaviour and even funding students to strike.

"Ms Nyanjura has openly encouraged behaviour among our students, which is not compatible with a university of international repute such as Makerere. There are also allegations that she has funded students to engage in disruptive activities. I am sure that you agree with me that this is not acceptable behaviour in a university of our stature," he said.

Nyanjura, a firebrand Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leaning councillor who honed her political activism while still studying at Makerere. She won the 2016 elections to represent Makerere University at KCCA because of her popularity among students.

Prof Nawangwe has in the past two months suspended over 10 students and sent warning letters to several students for engaging in strikes or mobilising other students to strike.

The students have been demanding university management to drop 15 per cent tuition increment introduced at the start last month. Nyanjura sits on the University Council, the highest decision making organ at Makerere.

Nyanjura says that Nawangwe has changed into an autocratic leader who is attempting to gag and silence all dissenting voices within the university. Nyanjura vowed that she will never be silenced by Nawangwe.

"I think Nawagwe's intention is to indirectly gag me after I denounced his autocratic administration that is characterized by the continuous suspension of students critical of the 15% tuition increment! I know he will fight me with all the tools at his disposal but I won't be silenced," she said. 

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0 #1 kabayekka 2018-10-01 08:19
Indeed the whole International repute of this University is online especially if it seems that international academic interaction had been negated by the Management.

Toyinza kusala musango gwa kalenzi nga towuliza gwa kawala.
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0 #2 Zaitun 2018-10-01 09:38
I see no clear reason as to why a whole University administrator, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, should be all that threatened to write a letter based on allegations.

Instead of solving the itching University problems, you go around beating the bush, writing to Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago over the conduct of Makerere LCV Councillor, Doreen Nyanjura as if he is the University administrator.

If there are strikes in the University, have you and your Councillors bothered to know why?

I bet, you are not far away from the doom-stricken M7 who thinks Uganda is his banana plantation!

I remember those old good days when, out of good, responsible administration in University, everyone would not call the University Dean by his name, but Uncle George, University Vice Chancellors- S. Kajubi, Gyenyera Pinchwa, A. Wandira... would not mind mingling with students to know what not going well on the Campus.

Hellas, today Makerere University administrators are living on Mars,if I am not mistaken.
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0 #3 Phalanch 2018-10-01 16:28
This is a living fact that when one is sold out as a commodity he or she sells out his or her capacity to reason and from that point on simply common sense is never common to them

What does Lukwago have to do with Nyanjura constitution rights of expression and what part of this is hooliganism ?????

People power..
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