law students in court over Makerere closure

A group of six students from the Makerere University Law School have gone to the High court seeking orders to immediately re-open the University that was closed on 1st /November 2016 on directives of President Museveni.

These including ;  Sam Ssekyewa, Moses Mushime, Francis Kibombo, Cissy Nabatanzi, Emmanuel Kanyesigye and John Robert  Turyakira claim the president who has been  referred to as a visitor  in the plaint  exceeded his legal mandate to order for the closure of Makerere University yet such powers are vested in the University council.

The students contend that their right to Education and careers are put at stake due to the uncertainty of the opening date of their University.

Sam Ssekyewa who led these students says they have chosen to challenge the president’s directive in court in order to enforce their abused rights and to permanently ban the President from usurping the powers of the University council.

The court has not yet fixed a hearing date for this case which has been filed against the President, Attorney General and University itself.