If Makerere University vice chancellor, gets his wish, the School of Law will be closed indefinitely.
This after Prof Barnabas Nawangwe alleged that the school’s dons have become defiant and continued with the sit-down strike, by deliberately refusing to return to class to teach and inciting their fellow colleagues to continue with the strike despite some lecturers in other colleges resuming work.
In a report to the University Council meeting, Nawangwe says colleges have since resumed full teaching except the School of Law.
The meeting is still ongoing.
“The continued defiance by the School of Law means that the students will not be taught for a fourth week running and this is likely to lead to a deterioration of discipline among the students with unforeseen consequences,” Nawangwe says.
“Given the position taken by the School of Law, to defy authority and incite the rest of the University to follow their bad example, it is recommended that the School of Law be closed indefinitely. The staff should be required to hand over University property and the students advised to return home and await further instructions.”
Nawangwe also said they had engaged in numerous meetings with the striking staff and the students’ leadership to resolve the impasse and return the university.