Makerere probe committee to take 3 months, says Muyingo

State minister for higher education, Muyingo.

State minister for higher education, Muyingo.

The Minister of state for Higher Education, John Cyrstom Muyingo, has informed Parliament that the 9 member committee appointed by the President to investigate issues of Makerere University is to take three months before a report can be presented.

He says the committee that was appointed yesterday by the President has already started its work.

Muyingo said this after National Youth MP, Ann Adeke, raised this as a matter of national importance and was backed by different MPs.

MPs demanded an explanation from government to when it planned to open the University.

The Nakaseke South MP, Paulson Lutamaguzi Semakula, says that the closure of Makerere University has badly affected international students whom he says are loitering around Kampala waiting for when the University will be reopened.

Makerere University main building.

Makerere University main building.

Kasilo County MP, Elijah Okupa, said that he  has been approached by several people  asking her when government plans to re- open the University as they have taken  lots of loans to educate their children and hence asked the President to reconsider and reopen the University immediately.

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga said that Parliament will debate the matter regarding this University closure as government waits for the report from the appointed team.

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