By Mirembe Martina
Two more Makerere university students were yesterday suspended over their involvement in the recent protests in which students showed their discomfort in the tuition fees policy changes as made by the university administration.
MUK students, more than a week ago protested after the university administration announced a fees policy change which involved students paying at least 60% of the tuition fees before the beginning of a semester. However, students were not happy with the changes saying some of them pay their own tuition fees and cannot meet these terms.
Previously, students were required to pay the full amount of fees before sitting for their final examinations. With the new policy, many students who are not financially stable will have to find a better way to pay their fees or risk having dead years, or semesters.
The two students who were suspended were not named although the newly elected guild president, Anna Adeke Ebaju has said their suspension did not follow the right procedure. Speaking to journalists today morning, Ms. Adeke said the disciplinary committee was not fully formed when they decided to suspend the students.
She promised to look for ways to overturn the decision.