Rubber bullets and tear gas have on Wednesday October 23 rocked Makerere University as strike against 15% tuition policy enters day two.
Lectures have allegedly been interrupted after striking students stormed all lecture rooms on campus in a girl-led tuition increment fight.
Julius Kateregga, the Guild President said that his administration has engaged the university management on the issue of increasing tuition but it has kept on increasing for 5 years straight.
He said that several first-year students have taken a dead year because of the tuition burden.
A total of 20 students of Makerere University were arrested on Tuesday for protesting against the 15 percent cumulative tuition increment policy.
The female students led by their Vice President, Ms Judith Nalukwago, were trying to match to the president office to deliver their petition, seeking to halt the policy.
They also carried placards, opposing the policy.
“This university is for poor students. Those who increased the tuition have their children studying outside this country. Some of us are here selling our bodies to get tuition. Mr President we are your Bazukkulu. Please halt this policy and relieve us from selling our bodies,” Ms Nalukwago said.
The University Vice chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe however said the students should stop de-campaigning the tuition policy at this time because it was approved by the university council.
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