Makerere University Non-Teaching Staff Suspend Strike
The Non-teaching staff at Makerere University have suspended their three-week industrial action in protest of government’s failure to pay them enhanced salaries this year- paving way for students to report for the new semester today.
The non-teaching staff took the decision yesterday evening, at a meeting held at the university’s school of languages.
According to the chairperson of the Makerere University Administrative Staff Association (MASA), the strike will be halted for a month, a period that will be used for negotiating with government.
Makerere admitted 21,000 students. The University which is highest ranked in East and Central Africa by several firms has a student population of more than 40,000, including international students.
However, it waits to be seen if the non-teaching staff in the other public universities including- Kyambogo, Mbarara, Busitema, Gulu and Muni will equally suspend their industrial action.