In the petition, students are demanding that the council involves the government in managing the financial shortfalls in the university rather than always passing on the burden to the students.
Regional police commander for Kawempe metropolitan north, Steven Tanui was at the scene. He urged students to continue holding dialogues with stakeholders rather than demonstrating because “demonstrations do not yield anything”.
“You should not destroy university property because it is yours,” he told the students.
The university’s deputy spokesperson, Marion Alina, declined to give a comment on the matter, saying she has not yet received formal communication from the university council.
Edward Bukenya, a first year student who had requested for a dead year due to lack of tuition, said the fees increment is unfair to the poor students like him who struggle to pay their tuition.