The visitation committee appointed by President Yoweri Museveni to look into the affairs of Makerere University has listed its responsibilities, stating that work will be done in a timely and comprehensive manner.
A statement by the Committee chairperson, Dr Abel Rwendeire, indicates that work started on 17th November with a review of previous reports on the university, and will expand to include consultations with key stakeholders.
Makerere University was declared closed indefinitely by President Museveni on 1 November 2016 following a strike by lecturers over unpaid incentive arrears. The university students subsequently joined the strike, demanding to be taught. The committee was thus instituted to look into the issues affecting the university and report after three months.
“The committee commenced its work immediately after its inauguration and has already formulated its work plan in five major areas of the University’s corporate life namely (i) issues of Governance and Institutional Development; (ii) Academic Affairs; (iii) Student Affairs; (iv) Staff Affairs and (v) Financial Management,” the statement, released on Tuesday, 22 November 2016, reads in part.
Read the full statement below.