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Makerere suspends more students

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Makerere University has suspended two more students for participating in a violent strike against the institution’s tuition policy last month.

The two were part of a group of 18 that had been charged with inciting violence and destruction of property but granted a Shs100,000 bail at Law Development Center Court.

This brings to 11, the number of suspended students.
Last month, the university’s Students Affairs and Disciplinary Committee suspended eight students, six of them for one semester and two for the whole academic year while one was expelled from the 90 year old institution.

During a press briefing last week, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Ddumba Ssentamu, said the university would take action against the students even when they had been prosecuted. “Those taken to court are responsible to the State. We also have our regulations and they will have to face our disciplinary committee,” he said.

According to Mr Bruce Balaba, a member of the committee, many of the students were exempted because, “they had been arrested out of police anxiousness.”

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