President Yoweri Museveni has given a green light to plans of reopening Makerere University. According to a December 24 letter from education minister Janet Museveni, the president has directed the university council to “make the necessary arrangements for the university to reopen”.
“I have communicated the resolutions (of Muasa general assembly) to the president, who is also a visitor to all public universities in Uganda, the visitor has now directed that since Muasa had been the cause of the closure in the first place, now Makerere University should make necessary arrangements of the University to reopen,” the first lady’s letter to Eng. Etyem reads in part.
According to the letter, the president welcomed a patriotic move by the lecturers to agree to resume teaching.
During the council’s last meeting, it sought clearance for the institution closed in November on presidential decree to open January 2.
And according to Charles Wana-Etyem the Makerere university chairperson council, students will be resuming with their first semester studies on that date and adjustments have been made to the duration of semesters so that students don’t lose time as detailed in the letter below.
Students must have paid tuition by January 16 2017.