Statement on Recent Events at Makerere University

Toronto, Canada, October 31, 2019The Mastercard Foundation is concerned for the safety and security of all people.   

The Foundation is deeply concerned about the violence taking place at Makerere University surrounding the student protests related to the fee structure at the university.  The Foundation supports freedom of expression and believes in civil discourse.  The Foundation does not condone violence in any situation.   

The Foundation is actively engaging with the leadership of Makerere University and members of the Scholars Program Implementation Team to better understand the situation.  Mastercard Foundation expects that the university will take all necessary steps to ensure all Scholars and students are safe and secure.  


Media Contact: 

Toni Tiemens
Director, Corporate Communications