Strikes at Uganda’s oldest education institution and Africa’s third best university, Makerere may not be the same anymore after the self made revolutionary son, Simon Wanyera graduated today during first cohort of Makerere’s 69th graduation ceremony.
For Starters, Simon Wanyera a student of Bachelors of Education has for the last 5 years actively spearheaded or participated in strikes at Makerere and all new entrants in the university at least knew something about him.
To the university police, Wanyera was a cell customer and it is not wrong to assume that he had a special room when strikes ensued.
Wanyera will forever be remembered for his activism, leading strikes against what he called injustice to students and among the notable campaigns; the strikes against the 60% tuition policy, kojikwatako and the recent strike against tuition increment will always stand out.
He was also an active member of the Forum for Democratic Change, Makerere chapter and an Academic affairs minister in the 83rd guild cabinet.
We congratulate him.