In what has turned out to be a total disregard for freedom of expression, typical of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe’s style of his 5 year leadership, Makerere on Monday issued a suspension letter for a student accused with convening a zoom meeting.

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The meeting saw which attracted more than two 87th guild presidential aspirants discuss how to take on the university on its decision to ban elections.

The University council in a July 15 letter banned guild elections after a campaign scuffle erupted in the university and led to the death of a UCU law student, Bewatte Betungura.

A suspension letter issued by the office of the Makerere Vice Chancellor dismisses a student for convening a zoom meeting discussing the ill fated 87th guild polls

Now, Nawangwe, in an August 1st letter to Namwoza said, the July 29th zoom meeting, chaired by the speaker of Lumumba hall Sulaiman Namwoza, a student of Bachelor’s in surgery and medicine allegedly contravened Rule No 3 of the University Council according to the letter issued by Nawangwe.

He also directed security at the University to ensure that the student leaves the premises with immediate effect.

The suspension comes months after four other university students were barred, suspended from the University for engaging in the guild elections and organizing a strike against online voting at the University.

The student was not accessible at the time of filing this report.

Makerere will be marking 100 years of existence this very year. For the first time, the country’s oldest institution of higher learning will not have its iconic main building that was razed down by a mysterious fire. Yet with all these tragedies, Nawangwe, aged 67 is eyeing a second term contrary to the rules of appointment for a Vice Chancellor that dictate a candidate not past 65.

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