Amidst pleas from the Visitation Committee, requesting President Yoweri Museveni to reopen Makerere University, the institution’s former Chancellor Professor Mondo Kagonyera thinks otherwise.
Speaking on KFM radio, Prof Kagonyera said the opening the university is a waste of time if the lecturers are not willing to come back to work.
According to Prof Kagonyera, the problems of Makerere are not unique.
“The students are paying the biggest cost the more the institute remains closed,” he said adding however, that the University Projects which have a timeframe will also be adversely affected.
Early this month President Museveni ordered the closure of Makerere University and on 14th he appointed the Visitation Committee headed by Dr. Abel Rwendeire to probe the unending issues afflicting Uganda’s oldest institution of higher learning.
Speaking to journalists, Dr Rwendeire, confirmed his committee had pleaded with the President to re-open the university when they met him last week.
According to Dr Rwendeire, their work will be made difficult if the students and academic and non-academic staff are not at their workstation.