Muasa sets tough terms on evening programs

Sunday February 11 2018

Muasa sets tough terms evening programs

Makerere University lecturers in a meeting. COURTESY PHOTO 


Lecturers at Makerere University have asked the university management not to admit students on the evening programs come 2018/2019 academic year.
The resolution was reached unanimously by the staff during their emergency Makerere University Academic Staff Association - MUASA general assembly at the School of Education Conference Hall on Friday evening.

A similar position had been reached by the five schools of 33 schools in the university last month. The five schools, School of Liberals and Performing Arts, School of Languages Literature and Communication, School of Gender and Women Studies and School of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences requested the University management that admission should be made for the evening academic programme in its current form.

The lecturers in the College Academic Board meeting held on January 30 resolved that the teaching of evening programme in its current form was untenable and that alternative modes be presented short of which staff were not available to teach on the evening program.

During their emergency meeting on Friday, lecturers adopted this decision arguing that the university management had adopted a divide and rule method of dealing with individual colleges yet the challenge was for the entire university.
Allan Ochieng, the MUASA publicist told this reporter in an interview that the teaching on evening programme was causing a lot of anxiety among staff members and the university management.

The staff also resolved that the university and government ensure that their money for their phased salary enhancement should be included in the budget for the 2018/19 financial year.

They contend that if the money for their salary enhancement is not paid by July, the staff will not resume teaching in the next academic year.

They also resolved that the university management and council upholds their incentive allowances and that they should immediately come up with a plan in which their incentive arrears which stopped in June 2016 are to be paid.