The current staff strike and student commotions at Makerere University are a tip of an iceberg. Staff and student activisms cannot be resolved by firefighting them with Police or other security forces. Fundamental causes of these strikes and the current governance problems must be studied, analysed and addressed to resolve current problems in our university system. Changes of vice chancellors will not resolve the problems. Neither will giving more funds to staff nor students. There are structural problems that must be studied to resolve current disquiet in our institutions of higher learning. Factors causing commotion at Makerere are present in all public, and some private universities.
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