Makerere University Postpones Exams Over Free Bobi Wine Protests

Makerere University Postpones Exams Over Free Bobi Wine Protests

 

By Norman Isaac Mwambazi

 

The ‘Free Bobi Wine’ protests that started in different urban centres around the country yesterday after Police arrested Presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu, popularly known as Bobi Wine, have brought business and other activities nationwide to a standstill.

Protestors have destroyed property and by press time, Police had confirmed that seven people have lost their lives due to wounds inflicted on them by Police bullets, while 45 are nursing serious injuries.

Due to this, Makerere University, the biggest public university in the country, has decided to postpone exams that were scheduled to start tomorrow Friday, November 20, 2020, and Saturday November 21, 2020, to a date that will be communicated.

“All students and other stakeholders are informed that examinations scheduled for Friday, 20th November and Saturday, 21st November have been postponed. New dates for the conduct of the postponed examinations will be communicated later. Any inconveniences caused are highly regretted,” Makerere University announced on their official social media pages.

This comes after schools and institutions of higher learning reopened over a month ago on October 15 for only candidates and final year students, after spending seven months home due to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced government to close all educational institutions in March.

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