Makerere University has set May 15th as date for the swearing in of the new guild president, ministers and all other subsidiary leaders.
This has been detailed in a letter to all elected leaders and the general students body. The letter follows Ivan Ssempijja’s win over the Robert Kyagulanyi backed Aaron Oguttu. Ssempijja garnered more than 4000 votes.
Well as Oguttu petitioned thhe Makerere University Students elections tribunal over election malpractice, the University set date to effectively introduce new members of the guild.
This website understands that the hearing of the Oguttu case took place on Friday afternoon.
However, in a letter dated May 14th, the incoming guild president will be sworn in today, May 15th to effectively administer the guild.
“The swearing in will be presided over by the Vice Chancellor,” reads part of the letter.
Ssempijja will face numerous challenges after the swearing in including but not limited to the increment in tuition for private students at the University.
He will also be struggling to unite all students after a highly contested election that broke down good will within the different Halls of residence in the institution.
Makerere is one of the leading higher institutions of learning in Africa.