The university has been the theatre of violence and the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies, as students challenged a 15 per cent cumulative increment on tuition and functional fees. The increment, which started this academic year, will affect all first-year students, for the next five years.
Those issued warning letters include the Gender and Ethics & Integrity guild Minister, Marion Kirabo, who is also a fourth year student of Bachelor of Laws. Judith Nalukwago a Bachelor of Dental Surgery who is also the Vice Guild President has also been warned.
Through his lawyer, Isaac Ssemakadde, Mushomi, a lecturer in the School of Statistics and Planning on Thursday told the tribunal that he was unfairly suspended and that the suspension of four years without pay was harsh, excessive and in contravention of employment laws.
Kalema had been accused of committing acts that were prejudicial to the proper performance of the duties of the university and hurting the university image. Together with Bennet Magara, he was suspended by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe on December 21, 2018, who accused them of promoting hooliganism.
Eng. Frank Kitumba was evicted by a team from the University Estates, Works Directorate, security guards and police officers in what his lawyers described the eviction as unfortunate and contempt of the law.
Bruno Muwuluzi, a student from Uplands High School, said that some of their colleagues on streets come from poverty stricken families and distant areas where they are offered to buyers by their parents under the pretext of finding jobs for them.
Researchers have criticized president Museveni government for hiding under Pentecostalism, gambling and leisure as a quick way to escape its responsibility of providing for the population and largely to the youth.