Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has bowed down to social media pressure and allowed Derrick Obed, a second year student to return to university to continue with his studies.
Obed who was pursuing a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education had been suspended for close to a year and there had been worries within the university that the celebrated poet might be forced to switch to another university.
Obed’s stay at the university was terminated when he joined fellow students who were opposing the 15 per cent cumulative tuition policy. He then fell into hot soup when he tried to confront the vice Chancellor at the university netball competition last year.
He was arrested and detained at Wandegeya police station for a week before he was released on bail. Later he was suspended and has been out of university up to yesterday Sept 3, 2019 when Nawangwe issued a letter allowing him to return.
Obed says he has been negatively affected by the suspension but he is happy to return to university.
“I want to concentrate on my studies, graduate and leave, said a humbled Obed in a brief interview with this reporter.