By Damali Mukhaye.
Makerere university students are expected to report for studies today with normal lectures set to resume immediately.
The university was closed for two months after President Yoweri Museveni issued a directive on 1st November, 2016 to have the institution closed to guarantee the safety of persons and property.
The president’s directive followed a sit down strike by lecturers over failure by the university to clear their incentives that had accumulated for eight months to a tune of 28 billion shillings. This in turn ignited a strike by students.
However, on the 19th of December lecturers resolved to suspend their strike, with management setting the 2nd of January as the reporting date for students.
Speaking to KFM, the vice chancellor Prof. John Dumba Ssentamu said the university is functioning and lecturers are ready to commence teaching.
He has urged students to clear their tuition as soon as possible to avoid missing exams.
However, the university guild president Roy Semboga says management should play its role to ensure that the list for students graduating in February is released early enough to help students prepare.
The head of journalism and communication department, faculty of arts Tayeebwa William said that as lecturers, they are also set and they will ensure that exams are ready by 30th of January.
According to the program issued by the university management, classes resume today the 2nd of January 2016, and by the 16 of this month students are expected to clear tuition.
Exams will start on on the 30th of January, while the graduation is slated to run from the 21st to 24th of February.