During a special meeting that was held by the University Council on Friday 19th August 2022, the report of the select committee on Makerere University Students Guild operations was considered.
It is to be remembered that the University Council suspended the Students Guild Elections that were to take place on 15th July 2022 following the chaotic and violent campaigns that resulted into the death of a UCU student who had been a die-hard supporter of the FDC camp on the fateful day of 14th July.
A number of resolutions were made during the special meeting held in the council room, the most important one being to approve the Makerere University Student Guild Statute subject to amendments proposed by the council.
It has also been resolved that the students Guild constitution be reviewed under under Section 69(1)(a) of UOTIA.
Therefore, a Constitutional Review Commission shall be voted for through universal suffrage in every College and Hall of residence on 27th August 2022.
This commission will comprise of two students, one male and another female, from each college, one representative from the male halls of residence, two representatives from the female halls of residence, two representatives from the Jinja campus and two representatives of students with disabilities, one female and the other male.
The Constitutional Review Commission is expected to undertake it’s assignment for one month starting on 5th September 2022 and ending on 6th October.
Management pledges to provide accommodation to all members of this commission on the University campus while they carry out their special responsibilities.
In addition, Management will provide the members with facilitation for living expenses at a rate approved by the University council.
It is after the success of this special assignment to be undertaken by the Constitutional Review Commission that the electoral process of the 88th Students leadership shall commence on 6th October 2022.
The University Management is expected to develop a proposal to manage security at the University which will guarantee the safety of everyone.
It has also been resolved that the university establishes a students’ liaison office in the Dean of Students department.
There is a ray of hope now with regard to the restoration of students leadership at the University and a more peaceful and serene environment in relation to university politics is greatly anticipated.
More details regarding the resolutions are attached;