New Vision (Kampala)

11 February 2013

Uganda: Makerere University Students Strike Over Fees

Photo: Newvision
Striking Makerere students at Wandegeya Police Station.

The Anti-riot Police have fired tear gas to disperse Makerere University students who have gone on strike.

The striking students who are engaged in running battles with the Police are protesting the administration's directive to have 50% of their tuition paid by March.

They stormed the main the building waving placards inscribed "we need more time to pay tuition."

Business has come to a standstill as rioting students have closed some of the roads with log and stones.

Four police patrols vehicles are patrolling the campus.

The students are demanding that the administration addresses their grievances.

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