ANT Condemns Army Brutality Against Makerere University Students

The policy passed by Makerere University in 2018, instituted a 15% tuition increment for every enrollment for a period of five years. This means 75% increment for the students that join at the fifth year.
25 Oct 2019 17:56
From Left; Wilberforce Seryanzi, Alice Alaso and Abubaker Matanda at ANT offices at Buganda Road in Kampala

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Alliance for National Transformation-ANT party has condemned the brutality against Makerere University students.

at Makerere University protesting against the 15% tuition increment policy. It has also called on the military to withdraw from the institution.

The ANT Deputy National Coordinator Alice Alaso told the press on Friday that the student's right of the freedom to expression should be respected.

She asked the Vice-Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe and other university administrators to reconsider their methods of addressing students’ grievances.

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On Wednesday, more than 100 students of Makerere University were arrested and tortured during protests against the 2018 University Council's decision to increase tuition by 15 percent on all undergraduate programs every academic year.  

The policy to increase tuition came into effect following a recommendation by the 2017/2018 Guild leadership which voted in favour.

Abubaker Matanda, the youth coordinator ANT says that the military should be withdrawn from the university.

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Alaso also says that rather than brutalize the students, government should increase funding to the University.

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