The executive members of Makerere University Academic Staff Association Muasa are in the process of convening another general assembly just a day after they failed to convince lecturers to call off a sit down strike.
The Makerere University Academic Staff general assembly yesterday failed to agree on ending the strike which would possibly lead into reopening of the oldest institution of higher learning in Uganda.
The disagreement was anchored on grounds that Makerere University Council has not clearly stated the road map for payment of their incentives accrued from the months of June to date.
In a letter dated December 16, 2016, Dr Lawrence Mugisha, the Muasa vice general secretary calls staff for another meeting on December 19th adding that all should attend in person.
HOW IT STARTED.
On Tuesday 25th October 2016, Makerere University lecturers’ laid down tools demanding sh32b in allowance arrears for eight months leaving over 35,000 students stranded with no lectures.
On Monday 31st October 2016 the academic staff members voted to maintain the strike until they are paid.
On Tuesday 1st November 2016 Makerere University students joined the teaching staff in strike starting from Lumumba Hall.
On Wednesday November 2nd 2016 President Yoweri Museveni ordered the immediate closure of Makerere University citing concerns over the safety of persons and property.
Shortly after Mr Museveni ordered the closure, the university Guild President, Roy Ssembogga, issued a statement calling on the students to wait for a response from the his office.
On Monday November 14th 2016 President Yoweri Museveni appointed a nine member committee to inquire into the affairs of Makerere University. The committee is chaired by former minister Dr. Abel Rwendeire and deputized by Lady Justice Keturah Katunguka.
Yestarday efforts by the university council to compel lectures to call off strike were futile. The university remains closed.