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Makerere Students declare “Fire Wednesday” strike over online lectures, surcharges

A group of Makerere students protesting in one of the strikes at the university (File Photo)

Makerere University students have declared to stage a strike dubbed ‘Fire Wednesday’ citing a number of issues including unfair online lectures, high fees, unclear plan for the burnt main building, among others.

The students intimated to this website that they have vowed to put the University vice-chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe over his continued silence on the above-mentioned issues. 

Among others, the students are also protesting over the delayed marks for third year students as well as the need to provide internet (Wi-fi) connection in halls of residence. The students have vowed to storm campus rocking red gowns in what has been termed as “Fire Wednesday”.

The university administration has not yet released a public statement regarding the planned strike but as usual, heavy police deployment is expected to humble the rioting students. 

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