The management of Makerere University, has reviewed the University’s rules and regulations in a bid to address and reduce cases of indiscipline among students at the institution.
The guidelines were announced Tuesday by the University Vice Chancellor Professor Ddumba Ssentamu.
The announcement comes a week after the death of a former student, David Ojok, who was beaten up and killed by a group of students in Nkrumah Hall who “suspected him to be a thief.”
All students will be required to sign the reviewed rules and regulations effective next academic year. “The reviewed rules will take effect after approval by the University Council and will be effective next academic year,” said Prof Ddumba.
The VC also pointed out that management has embarked on several strategies to improve the general security at the university.
“Management has embarked on installation of more CCTV cameras, deployment of security personnel, continuous involvement of students in the community policing programmes and street lighting,” said Prof Ddumba.
About 20 CCTV cameras have been procured for installation in different lecture rooms and halls of residence.
Meanwhile university students and student leaders under the umbrella David Ojok Justice Committee have vowed to bring everyone involved in the murder of Ojok to justice.
“As a committee, we are ready to use all platforms available to make sure justice in respect to the death of Ojok is attained,” said Okot p’Bitek Junior, Chairman of the David Ojok Justice Committee.
David Ojok was born on October 14, 1988. He joined Makerere University in 2009 and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. He was killed on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Nkrumah hall by a group of students who suspected him to be a thief.