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Makerere graduation set for March next year

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By Our Reporter

Makerere University management has resolved that the institution be opened by January 2, 2017 and students continue with classes.

In a meeting held today (Wednesday) management said they will compensate the six weeks of the university closure and break off for one week’s holiday before resuming with classes for the second semester.

They also proposed that the much waited graduation ceremony which usually takes place in January be postponed to early March.

They are now waiting for the final decision from the university council, the top governing body, according to the Deputy Vice Chancellor finance and administration Prof Barnabas.

This comes just days after the lecturers under their umbrella body Makerere University Academic Staff Association suspended their sit down strike saying theyr were redy to work after government paid them one month’s salary and another month’s incentive arrears.

They however, threatened to resume their strike if the university council does not hounour its promising of clearing their incentive arrears by February 2017.

Source:: The Insider