Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has warned hooligans who are planning to disorganise the university for their selfish interests.
He said management received reports that a false rumour was circulating alleging the Council postponed guild elections for four months.
“This is not true,” wrote Nawangwe in a letter to the Students Guild.
He said the council received a position from the guild speaker on February 5, 2020, four months after the council had advised the students guild to submit a petition if they had any issues with the electoral reforms.
On 19th February 2020, the council requested its Legal, Rules and Privileges Committee to consider a petition and report back to the council within a week.
The committee has been meeting and interacting with student representatives.
The committee will meet again Monday march 2, 2020 to finalise consideration of the petition.
A special meeting of council will be held soon after to consider the report.
Management will then do everything necessary to implement the council decision in order to allow the guild elections commence the week beginning Monday March 9, 2020.
“As we await conclusion of this matter, management requests all the students to remain calm,” Nawangwe said.
“As a premier university, let us all condemn any acts of hooliganism that are promoted by a few individuals for their selfish interests. Let us make Makerere greater.”