Makerere University has postponed 42 examinations scheduled for Thursday this week to mark Janani Luwum Day.

In a February 9 circular released by Alfred Masikye Namoah, the Makerere University Academic Registrar, all examinations scheduled for Thursday this week have been postponed until Monday February 20.
President Museveni declared February 16 a public holiday in honour of former Church of Uganda Archbishop who was killed during Amin’s reign on February 16, 1977.

Giving the directive, the President asked the ministries of Education and Gender, Labour and Social development to erect a statue in Kampala in honour of Luwum. A museum also was to be built in Mucwin, Kitgum in remembrance of 30 people killed by LRA rebels in 2002.

“Since we have Uganda Martyrs Day public holiday; February 16, the day Archbishop Janani Luwum was murdered, is going to be a public holiday so that people can get time to celebrate his life,” the President declared.

President Museveni said the killing of Luwum was a tragedy and shame to Uganda.

A total of 15 bishops wrote to president Amin condemning the extra judicial killings blamed on his regime, asking him to abide by God’s call for respect of human life.