Makerere Suspends University Exams as tension looms in Kampala

Uganda’s top Educational institution, Makerere University has primarily suspended this week’s examinations as unrest continues in Kampala and various areas around the country following the arrest and detention of Bobi Wine.

In a statement released by the University Academic Registrar Alfred Maskiye Namaoh, he said that exams that were set to commence on Friday and Saturday have been rescheduled and a new date will be announced later.

“All students and other stakeholders are informed that examinations scheduled for Friday 20th November & Saturday 21st November have been postponed. New dates for the conduct of the postponed examinations will be communicated later. Any inconveniences caused are highly regretted,” Mr. Noah said in a statement.

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Several areas in Kampala and beyond have for two days now experienced ugly scenes as police and the army battled rioters who are demanding the release of National Unity Platform presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine.

By press time, Kyagulanyi remains under police custody in Nalufeenya where he will spend the second night.

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