MAK Suspends Three Students for disrupting parliament, preaching defiance on social media

Jonah Kirabo

Three students have been indefinitely suspended from Makerere University for allegedly involving themselves in acts intended to cause anarchy at the institution.

The suspended students are; Dhabona Job from the school of Psychology, college of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kituno Daniel from B Com external and College of Education and External Studies and Kigula Samuel from school of medicine.

According to the Vice Chancellor, prof Barnabas Nawangwe, the students also circulated inflammatory messages on social media calling for defiance and disruption of university activities.

“You also participated in an illegal demonstration, during which you disrupted the Guild Representative Council (GRC) session, posing danger to the lives of the participants and causing damage to university property on 5th August 2018.”

Nawangwe says that the students’ activities are illegal and in breach of the university policies and other national laws and give rise to both criminal and civil liability on their part. He said the students had been warned severely but they refused to take heed.

“…I hereby suspend you from Makerere University with immediate effect until further notice. By copy of this letter, the Chief Security Officer is required to commence criminal proceedings against you and to ensure that you vacate the premises immediately and do not appear at any installations of Makerere University until your suspension is lifted,” Nawangwe decreed.

The GRC session is the legislative body of the University and an equivalent of the parliament of Uganda outside the institution.

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