President Yoweri Museveni has revealed that he is firmly behind the Makerere University administrations’ efforts to restore discipline at Uganda’s Highest and greatest institution of learning.
Museveni’s revelation come at a time when the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has just suspended Chairperson of Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA), Dr. Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi for allegedly taking part in actions that disrupt and injure the reputation of the Institution. He also bent the HR rules to sack 40 other senior staff.
His suspension has since resulted into industrial action at the mighty institution of learning calling for withdraw of Kamunyu’s suspension. Despite various engagements, lecturers vowed not to step into class till Dr. Kamunyu is back at the university.
During Presidential Investors Roundtable, Museveni lauded Prof Nawangwe for work done sating he is an Engineer, a professor of Technology and wants to restore discipline to this institution.
“People want to continue with indiscipline. Imagine a doctor who stripes naked and is cheered on. Makerere is a centre of study not stupidity. I am firmly behind him,” the President said.
Museveni said in reference to Dr. Stella Nyanzi who is currently locked up in Luzira prisons.
The President was responding to questions about the conflict between Makerere University administration and academic staff from journalists who ‘ambushed’ him shortly after he launched the six phase of the Presidential Investors Roundtable at State House.
Museveni’s statement was intended for Dr Stella Nyanzi who recently put off her clothes expressing her grievance under the leadership of Prof Dumba Sentamu.
During the 69th graduation ceremony of Makerere University, Yoweri Museveni lauded Makerere University administrators for expelling and suspending lecturers over indiscipline and participation in unlawful activities.
He said, there is no reason why lecturer averred of raping a student, should continue teaching in the top institution. On the same day the administration terminated 32 lecturers’ contracts including Dr Stella Nyanzi and ordered them to refund their salaries.