Police have this afternoon arrested Uwesa Bruhan, a Makerere University finalist from College of Education as well as Bossa Edwin, a guild aspirant from the same college who was also the ring leader of a strike against online learning.
There is currently heavy police deployment at the university according to information reaching this news website. Information regarding the total number of all arrested students is still scanty but we have also learnt that Tebba Christopher, Waidembe Yusufu among other students survived the arrest.
Before they were arrested by police, the bitter students had vowed to fail Makerere’s plans of teaching them online, explaining that the university’s e-learning platform, MUELE is slow and unreliable.
The students also showed their concern for colleagues who hail from remote areas where internet connection is a big challenge. It is not yet clear where the arrested students were taken following a scuffle that saw others disappear in thin air after seeing “men in uniform” approaching.
Several students have been complaining against Makerere’s online learning and a number of them have approached Campus Bee to help them have their issues heard. The students also want the university to assess how e-learning performed last semester before bringing it back.
Some students claim that e-learning was the reason many colleagues got retakes, adding that some finalists will not be able to graduate because to retakes.
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