• Makarere university closes

    President Yoweri Museveni has ordered for closure of Makerere University currently embroiled with lecturers’ and students’ strikes since last week.

    The Presidential directive issued on Tuesday evening was taken “to guarantee the safety of persons and property”.

    “Pursuant to the powers vested in me by the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and Section 26(2) of the Universities and other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001 as amended, decided to close Makerere University with immediate effect, until further notice, in order to guarantee safety of persons and property” the directive signed by the President states.

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