Makerere University to Extend Semester Over Lecturers’ Strike

Makerere University to Extend Semester Over Lecturers’ Strike

Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe yesterday revealed that the University management may extend the second semester due to the time lost while staff was on strike.

“In the council communiqué two days ago, the issue arose and management was tasked to make sure that students who lost time should be compensated with time.” Prof. Nawangwe clarified.

The announcement was made in the Vice Chancellor’s meeting with the Parliament’s Committee on Education and Sports to explain the current impasse between the management and staff.

However, those whose colleges had normal lectures will not be affected by the development as prof. Nawangwe explained.

“There are those who started on the very first day and so there, there is no issue but for those who have lost time, we are going to verify how much time lost and we recommend to Council that for those, the time lost should be compensated,” V.C Nawangwe said.

The extension means that the affected students break off later than planned for holidays. However, whether the holidays will be extended too was not mentioned by the vice Chancellor.

The University Council Chairperson, Ms Lorna Magara told the committee to wait for a full report on the proposed dates of the extension from the council.

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