During yesterday’s Parliamentary Committee meeting held at Makerere University, Romulus Tusingwire, the Makerere University Business School (MUBS) Guild President and his vice were chased out of the meeting by Members of Parliament (MPs).
Apparently, Tusingwire and his colleague had been invited by Julius Kateregga, the Makerere Guild President. However, the MPs ruled that MUBS has their own Council and therefore matters concerning the Ivory Tower are not their business.
The Parliamentary Committee on Education had planned to visit Makerere last week on Tuesday, 26th November to find out more details about what led to the 15% tuition increment strike and later report back to parliament. However, university administration postponed the engagement to today (5th December) following the ongoing examinations.
Kateregga didn’t buy the management’s excuse to push the visit while explaining that it was a move meant to buy them time to clean the dirty premises.
Among other issues, Parliament will vote on the 15% tuition increment at Makerere as well as commenting on the sorry state of the university’s halls of residence.
It is not yet clear when the voting will be held but it is expected to happen shortly after the Parliamentary Committee on Education submitting their findings.
We will keep you posted!