Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, the vice chancellor of Makerere University, has suspended a student for allegedly participating in disruptive behavior and planning unlawful protests on campus.
Adonia Kizza, a student from the College of Education and External Studies, was accused by Nawangwe in a letter dated May 8 of acting in a way that was meant to stir up chaos at the university.
As you may be aware, disruptive behavior and the planning of unlawful protests frequently have a negative effect on the reputation of the university and the entire higher education industry. According to information I’ve obtained, on May 8, 2023, you participated in acts of indiscipline with unnamed other students that were meant to create chaos at the university.
According to Nawangwe, the student allegedly took part in an illegal demonstration calling for defiance and disruption of university activities, during which he allegedly beat fellow students and disrupted teaching and learning activities in the College of Education & External Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as the School of Law.
The Makerere University Students Regulation (9) (a) and (b) (v) and (iii) are violated by the aforementioned conduct, he declared.
I hereby suspend you from Makerere University with immediate effect and until further notice to allow for further investigations because of your alleged involvement in the aforementioned illegal activities, and to ensure the safety and security of university community members, property, and peaceful university activities.
On a day that will be announced in due course by the University Disciplinary Committee, the student will be invited for interaction and more discussion regarding the matter.
“I am writing to request that the University Disciplinary Committee’s secretariat, the University Secretary, and the Dean of Students begin disciplinary action against you. Additionally, the Chief Security Officer must launch criminal procedures against you, ensure that you leave the university’s property right away, and make sure that you don’t show up at any Makerere University locations until your suspension is removed, according to the letter.