Makerere Law Lecturers Lay Down Tools Over Allowances

Makerere University School of Law lecturers on Monday decided to lay down their tools until their allowances attached to teaching evening classes are reinstated.

Makerere University Main Building

Their allowances are reported to have been removed and consolidated in the agreed 70 percent incentive given to lecturers to call off the August strike where they were demanding a 100 percent salary increment.


Therefore, no lecturer is paid for teaching in the evening.


However, before they were removed, lecturers used to earn between Shs1 million and Shs8 million depending on the qualification and module taught.


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But now, a lecturer gets the usual monthly pay plus the 70 percent allowance increment.


On Monday, several students were left stranded at the School of Law as lecturers said they would not teach till further notice.


Lecturers are now complaining of working for long hours yet they are not paid for the time spent.


In the new payment deal between the University Council and the Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MAUSA), the Vice Chancellor gets Shs7.1 million from the previous Shs4.2 million, a professor gets Shs5.9 million.


All the changes were agreed to become effective starting September 30, 2013.