Makerere University is considering extending the semester over the strike.

The university wants to compensate for the time lost during the impasse, Daily Monitor reports.

Vice-Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe told Parliament’s Committee on Education and Sports while explaining the current impasse at the country's oldest university.

Nawangwe said: "In the council communiqué two days ago, the issue arose and management was tasked to make sure that students who have lost time should be compensated with time.

"There are those who started on the very first day and so there, there is no issue but for those who have lost time, we are going to verify how much time is lost and we recommend to Council that for those, the time lost should be compensated."

Makerere University management is yet to decide and propose dates for an extension.