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Education Minister Clarifies on Makerere Medical School Closure

Now, in her November 4th letter to the Makerere University, Education Minister, Janet Museveni, says despite the closure of the university, critical and emergency units should remain operational.
Some of the people who were denied access to the University trying to negotiate their entry with the police at Makerere University Main gate earlier today
Education and Sports Minister, Janet Kataha Museveni has clarified on the closure of Makerere University. 

The Makerere University closed indefinitely on November 1, 2016 on a directive from president, Yoweri Museveni following failed negotiations between the University council, Administration and lecturers over their unpaid incentives for the last 8 months.

 

As a result, management ordered all students to vacate the university premises and their halls of residence. The directive saw more than 300 medical students withdraw from Mulago National Referral Hospital paralyzing service delivery to patients.

 

 

Now, in her November 4th letter to the Makerere University, Education Minister, Janet Museveni, says despite the closure of the university, critical and emergency units should remain operational. 

"At the College of Health Sciences, the Post Graduate Students, and Medical Doctors and Consultants of Makerere University shall continue work in the hospital they have been deployed in, as this provides the much needed human resource at the medical centers," writes Janet Museveni.

 

 

She also says semi-autonomous bodies and the incubation center at the department of Food Science will remain open and operational. The Makerere University Food Technology & Business Incubation Centre (FTBIC) is a value-addition food businesses based on research conducted at Makerere University.

It is aimed at supporting the University in training students in practical and entrepreneurial skills. It was established in 2008 with support from the Rockefeller Foundation and DFID (through the Association of African Universities).

 

 

The incubation center has been receiving support from Government through the Presidential Initiative since 2000. The Food Incubation Center is under the Department of Food technology and Nutrition in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) at Makerere University