KAMPALA–Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, the Makerere University Vice Chancellor (VC), has today urged students to shun hooliganism and opt for intellectualism ahead of the hectic election time.
The VC said it is time to show the world how important it is to be Makerere.
“Dear Gallant Makerereans, we are in the season of choosing our new student leaders. Let us show the new spirit of Makerere’s greatness and show the world that we are responsible future leaders. Let us say NO TO HOOLIGANISM. LONG LIVE BRAIN POWER!” reads Nawangwe’s tweet.
The development comes just two days after the FDC Makerere chapter opted for violence at Mary Stuart hall, a girls’ residence at Makerere University on Monday, during the process of choosing their flag-bearer that ended into brawls.
He, however, commended the students population for embracing the transformation taking place at Uganda’s oldest institution.
Prof. Nawangwe said hooliganism has no place in Africa’s premier university and urged students to fight it.
“These future leaders (Makerere students) of Africa have truly shunned hooliganism and opted for dialogue as intellectuals should. Bravo Mak! Show the world that you are made of superior material,” the vice chancellor said.
Nawangwe said the university management continues to work closely with student leaders to improve relations between the two bodies in an effort to reduce strikes, hooliganism and also open channels of communication.