Makerere University lecturers under their umbrella body Makerere university academic staff association have once again resurrected their demand for a 100% salary increment.
The Lecturers are threatening that unless their demands are met, this time round they will not open for the next coming semester, trashing the Professor Omaswa report as a waste of time.
The Education sector in Uganda seems to be heading for a crisis as shortly after primary and secondary School teachers threatened to strike over salaries, Makerere University lecturers as also set to go on strike.
The agitated lecturers accuse the university council of paying them peanuts and yet they labour so hard to keep the university top in East Africa.
The MUASA ’s chairman Prof. Mohammed kiggundu Musoke said in order for someone to lecture at Makerere they must hold a PHD Degree while at other universities it’s only a master degree.
To them, they have waited for their increment in vain but this time round they are to lay down their tools not until when the university council fulfills it’s a 100% increment promise.
This has not only affected the lecturers but also colleges as some have already announced that they won’t be able to open up for the new semester due to remittances.
The lecturers also rubbished the Omaswa report as being diversionary and a wastage of time as the report recommended only a 27 million shilling salary to lecturers.
They are now calling upon the ministry of education to give priority to the university instead of waiting for strikes to react.
However, the university Public Relations Officer says it will be wrong for the lecturers to strike before meeting the university council.
The association has however supported the move by the university council to lay off some staff as many of these were redundant.