Kyambogo Students Continue to Strike

Kyambogo Students Continue to Strike

Kyambogo University students have committed to continue speaking their grievances, as the strike enters its second week.

The guild leadership led a strike on Tuesday this week in protest of the delayed distribution of examination results and the imposition of a shs 50,000 fees for late tuition payment.

Students were also displeased with the late payment of staff salaries and the failure to pay allowances to government-sponsored students.

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On Friday, Katunguka informed reporters that despite repeated attempts to contact guild president Edrine Wafula for conversation, his phone numbers have apparently been disconnected.

“Apparently, the guild fraternity does not want to see any students in class,” he said.

According to the letter from the Guild President H.E Wafula Edrine Koholo, all students have been called upon to continue the industrial action as negotiations with the administration proceeding.

According to a letter from Guild President H.E Wafula Edrine Koholo, all students are being asked to continue the strike as negotiations with the administration continue.

“Several engagements are so far ongoing in order to have our demands handled as fast as possible. It’s against this background that I would like to inform everyone that the University top management shall have a meeting with the Guild leaders tomorrow 8th May, 2023 at 10:00am to come up with solutions to the challenges at hand,”

the letter read in part.

At least seven Kyambogo University students were arrested after protesting missing grades, delayed allowances for government-sponsored students, and high tuition fees, among other issues.

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Mr. Wafula claimed that the meeting between top management and Guild leaders would decide whether the strike should be called off or continued.

“The purpose of this letter, therefore, is to call off all lectures, tests and coursework that were to be conducted tomorrow, and no student should be found attending any lectures or tests tomorrow. All coordinators should inform the lecturers to reschedule tomorrow’s programs,” the Guild President directed.

Before making the arrests, police used tear gas to disperse the protesting students on Tuesday.

According to guild speaker Bruce Ahikire, his colleagues may be released on Wednesday due to concerns that releasing them quickly will provoke violence.

Kyambogo University students have been demonstrating for the past week, demanding the release of allowances for government students, the removal of surcharges, the prompt uploading of grades, and the payment of teachers’ salaries.

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