Uganda's Makerere Students Jailed Over Riots

Nineteen students from Makerere University have been sent to jail for allegedly inciting violence during a strike protesting the university's tuition payment policy.
Photo: Newvision

Striking Makerere students at Wandegeya Police Station.

  • Uganda:  Makerere Students Resume Class After Tuition Protests

    New Vision, 20 February 2013

    Makerere University students have resumed lectures amid heavy presence of anti-riot police. read more »

  • Uganda:  Makerere Students Appear in Court Over Strike

    New Vision, 19 February 2013

    Twenty Makerere University students arrested during a strike are yet to be arraigned in court law today (Tuesday). read more »

  • Uganda:  Makerere University to Stick With New Tuition Structure

    The Independent, 19 February 2013

    Prof. John Ddumba Ssentamu, Makerere University's Vice Chancellor on Feb. 18 called a hastily organized press briefing to clarify a number of issues concerning the new fees ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Makerere Students Resume Strike Over Tuition Policy

    New Vision, 18 February 2013

    Police on Monday deployed at Makerere University after students resumed their strike, protesting a policy which requires private students to pay at least 60% of their tuition fees ... read more »

  • Uganda:  University Defends Tuition Policy Despite Strike

    New Vision, 14 February 2013

    The nine Makerere University students who were arrested on Tuesday in a strike have been released on bond. read more »

  • Uganda:  Tuition Loan Scheme Would Help the Poor

    The Observer, 12 February 2013

    Makerere University private students on Monday went on strike to protest plans by the university to implement a 2005 University Council resolution requiring students to pay 60% of ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Professor Clarifies On Policy That Led to Student Strike

    The Independent, 12 February 2013

    Prof John Ddumba-Ssentamu has clarified on the policy Makerere University adopted that has led to students striking. read more »

  • Uganda:  Students Vow to Continue Striking

    The Independent, 12 February 2013

    Makerere University students have vowed to continue striking if the government doesn't look into the university conditions. read more »

  • Uganda:  Makerere University Students Strike Over Fees

    New Vision, 11 February 2013

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