It seems Makerere University problems are not about to end.
The latest is that the Vice Chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has suspended the forthcoming guild election due to the ongoing strike by the university staff.
Nawangwe told local media that he has decided to suspend the elections to provide a conducive environment to facilitate the process of returning the university to full normalcy.
According to him, the elections cannot continue since all students have not returned to the university due to the ongoing strike by both the teaching and non-teaching staff.
Guild election at Makerere University always take place in March after a full month of campaigns
“Reference is made to the communication by the guild speaker regarding extension of student’s guild election. Accordingly, I hereby suspend the student’s guild elections to provide a conducive environment to facilitate the process of returning the university to normalcy,” part of Prof Nawangwe’s letter to the Dean of Students reads.
Nawangwe added that management will first assess the situation before fixing another date for the election, adding that he is optimistic that business would have returned to normal by Monday next week.