The Makerere University students guild leader also National Unity Platform party member Shamim Nambassa has sent a tough message to one of the NRM regime’s agents in the education sector Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe. In a press conference held this Sunday afternoon, Nambassa warned the Vice Chancellor Prof. Nawangwe that he risks being kicked out if he does not allow the University to reopen for physical classes in strict adherence to the government position on the full reopening of the economy.
Nambassa asserts that they will not allow the blended learning model which she says excludes a bunch of learners yet they commit their tuition obligations in full capacity.
She adds that students are by statistics positively responsive to the ongoing Covid vaccination drive and are even adhering to the Ministry of Health SOPs, contrary to Nawangwe’s false report that the vaccination percentage stands at 20%.
Nambassa also cites the hefty internet costs coupled with poor connections that have hindered the online learning.
“Students cannot access internet. With the tax that has been imposed on internet, it’s absurd that the University continues to have a staggered mode of learning. Lecturers wait for the University to be physically reopened in order to teach,” she asserted. “Illiteracy cannot cure COVID,” she added.
Nambassa’s call comes at a time when the University is warming up for the new entrants whose learning is slated for February 5th when they are to report and use the University precints for just 30 days and vacate for other academic years to physically report.