MAK suspends students over strike, spoiling University image on social media

Jonah Kirabo

Makerere University Vice Chancellor,  Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has with immediate effect,  suspended three students for allegedly involving in strikes and posting anonymous messages intending to spoil the Makerere University’s image on social media

According to the letters that have been accessed by Nile Post, the suspended students have been identified as Frank Bwambale from the School of Languages,  Literature and Communication, Obbo Johnson from the School of Education and David Musiri from the School of Life Long learning.

If these letters are anything to go by,  one of the students Fred Bwambale who also doubles as a GRC has been charged with authoring of several anonymous messages with the intention of hurting the image of Makerere and that of the School Guild Council were he serves as a GRC.

” I have received a report that you’re alleged to be authoring several anonymous messages on social media platforms as “Young thug” with an aim of hurting both the University image, bringing the University Management and fellow student leaders of the 84th Students Guild Council into disrepute.  These actions are in breach of the University policies and other national laws,” the letter reads in part.

Nawangwe noted that the other two students, Johnson Obbo and David Musiri involved them selves into a series of strikes and demonstrations which are disruptive activities and in breach of the University Students Regulations which they are supposed to upheld.

The three students are also said to have participated in a strike against the 15% tuition increment policy earlier today were several rig leaders were arrested and still being detained by Police at press time.

“Because of your alleged involvement in the above and in order to ensure safety and security of members of the University community, property and as well conducive learning and teaching environment, I hereby Suspend you from Makerere University with immediate effect until further notice,” Nawangwe postulated in a statement.

The Makerere University Chief Security Officer was ordered to ensure that these students vacate the University premises with immediate effect.

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