Suspended Makerere University students have petitioned Kampala High Court seeking orders compelling Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe to reconsider his decision and allow them to resumes with studies.
Early this week, Prof. Nawangwe suspended Jobs Dhabona, Daniel Kituno and Samuel Kigula over their involvement in illegal activities of inciting others students with the intention of holding the demonstration against University policies and other national laws. Nawangwe said that their intention are both criminal and civil liability on their part, “hereby suspend you from Makerere University with immediate effect until further notice,”
In their Petition the three contends that the decision taken by Prof Nawangwe to suspend them was reached against the principals of natural justice by not availing them an opportunity to defend themselves.
“We suffered psychological torture, irreparable harm through violation of our fundamental rights to education, equality and non-discrimination and loss of self -esteem as a result of this suspension,” They said.
They revealed that they learned about their suspension on social media after their friends shared screen shots of suspension letters signed by the Vice =Chancellor.
According to one of the petitioners who spoke on anonymity and reconsideration of their plea, denied all allegations they led to their suspension saying they are witch hunt of disagreement with administration decisions which include the elevation of tuition fees for fresh students.
Alluding to petition, the three wants Nawangwe, academic Registrar and Dean of Students to reinstate them to their programs of study, facilitate them in terms examinations missed.