Authorities at the Nakawa based Makerere University Business School- MUBS have insisted on issuing Examinations to students despite the ongoing industrial action by academic staff.
Last week, academic staff at MUBS declared a sit-down strike due to the protracted salary discrepancies on public universities.
Consequently, the MUBS management decided to deploy a section of academic staff who didn’t participate in the strike alongside non-academic staff to invigilate the examinations.
Peter Simon Odoki, the MUBS Senior Publicist says that as per the university programme the exams had to take place regardless of the ongoing strike. Odoki says that management cannot allow students, most of whom have cleared their fees to end up as collateral damage in the ongoing situation.
Recently, The Minister of Public Service, Wilson Muruli-Mukasa, noted that the government was processing a supplementary budget of Shillings 4.9 billion to cater for the salaries of the 843 affected academic staff.