By Ronald Kabuye
Makerere University Senate has resolved to ban evening Lectures effective next academic year until a leveled ground is arrived on between lecturers and Senate in regards to the allowances to paid to the lecturers.
It should be noted that each lecturer was supposed to get an allowance of 50,000 shillings per evening lecture however this wasn’t fulfilled by the University management which prompted lecturers from various colleges to withdraw their labour including school of law and journalism.
Addressing the press today, the makerere vice Chancellor Prof Banarbus Nawangwe however clarified that the Senate will continue facilitating the lecturers to teach the continueing students on evening program this academic year but will not admit other new students in the coming academic year hence it’s scrap off.
The reason he gave is that the University spends more than what it earn in the evening program.
In the same way the Senate has also suspended payment of salary incentives to its lecturers, this in abide to reduce on the expenditure at the ivory tower.
Meanwhile the University has further banned outside catering, snacks and food vending in the University.
This means that business is only left to the shops within the University that’s Makerere Guild Canteen, Makerere Guest House and Makerere Staff Canteen.
Prof Nawangwe says that this is one of the ways to increase revenue collection at the University.