Makerere’s Nawangwe suspends Guild elections over ‘hooliganism’
The misunderstandings at Makerere University over the suspension of staff leaders have escalated after the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe suspended guild elections until further notice.
In a statement released today afternoon, Nawangwe noted that the Guild Elections have been suspended to provide a conducive environment to facilitate the process of returning the University to full normalcy.
Isaac Kwagala, the Makerere Guild speaker confirmed receipt of Nawangwe’s letter.
This comes a day after Nawangwe called for the indefinite closure of the School of Law, accusing it of fanning the staff strike that is now in its third week.
The suspension comes amid increasing cases of violence and ‘hooliganism’ among rival candidates’ supporters.