A riot broke out a day ago at Makerere University Business School [Mubs] targeting the council chairman, Prof Venansius Baryamureeba, while students tried to lynch him.
Prof Baryamureeba barricaded himself in the Main Building to avoid students who accused him of witch-hunting the principal Prof Wasswa Balunywa and undermining progressive ideas regarding the school’s development.
The students charged towards Prof Baryamureeba when he appeared at the entrance to the Main Building only to be saved by security.
Mubs council later forced him to step aside for three months to allow for investigations into his working relationship with Prof Balunywa.
The meeting attended by Defence and Veterans Affairs minister Bright Rwamirama, and Guild President Julius Ntende, and chaired by the Rev Sam Luboga unanimously agreed to have Prof Baryamureeba step aside.
Last month, Prof Baryamureeba wrote to the Education and Sports ministry requesting for the reappointment of Prof Balunywa as principal of Mubs, but he changed his mind soon after, writing another letter retracting his approval in preference to a new principal.
Prof Balunywa’s contract was then due to expire on May 27.
In response, Prof Balunywa then issued a dossier about poor management practices at the school, blaming the woes on Prof Baryamureeba.
He also accused Prof Baryamureeba of nursing ambitions of taking over the leadership of the business school.