Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has cautioned students against the increasing acts of hooliganism.
The caution follows the suspension of Makerere University from the University games for two years as a result of the indiscipline exhibited when a group of students who had accompanied the university football team for a game at Busitema University ate lecturers’ food and caused a commotion.
Prof. Nawangwe says that the behaviours of students are unbecoming. He is troubled that students have continued to engage in activities that bring disrepute to the university, including looting of property from businesses neighbouring the university and setting up ‘illegal roadblocks’ to demand money from motorists.
“This kind of behaviour is not compatible with the intellectualism and it has led to the loss of respect and confidence from the public in Makerere graduates,” Prof. Nawangwe said in a statement dated October 23. He added that such conduct would have grave consequences on the university if not checked.
Prof. William Bazeyo, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration said the university’s new leadership was not ready to tolerate hooligans.