Nkumba University students to pay 200k for damages caused during strike

Nkumba University students walking home after the university was closed on November 19th 2014.
Nkumba University students walking home after the university was closed on November 19th 2014.
Nkumba University to  re-open on 19th January 2015.

Nkumba University students are cursing never to strike again after Dr. Byatike Matovu officially announced that all day students must pay a mandatory fine of 200,000 Uganda shillings before they are allowed back.

Nkumba University  re-opens on 19th January 2015 for full-time students.

Chairperson University council says the fees are for replacing and repairing the University property damaged during the student strike that occurred on November 17th – 19th, 2014.

He adds that no day student shall be allowed back unless he or she has cleared and fulfilled the mandatory conditions that have been set.

Some of them include the payment of Ushs. 150,000/= (One hundred fifty thousand only) as penalty for costs of the repairs and replacement of vandalized items as well as other miscellaneous expenses caused to the University.  Ushs. 50,000= (Fifty thousand shillings only) for the Commitment Form indicating that he/she will abide by the Students’ Code of Conduct / Rules and Regulations set by the University. Totaling to 200,000/=

The full document released and signed by the Chairperson University Council (Dr. Matovu Byatike) reads as follows;

Nkumba University
Office of the Chairperson University Council

RE-OPENING OF THE UNIVERSITY

This is to inform all students of Nkumba University and the general public that following the student strike of November 17 – 19, 2014 and the subsequent closure of the University, the University Council has resolved to re-open with conditions as follows:

A: SBA QUARTER, EVENING /WEEKEND STUDENTS AND DISTANCE
LEARNING

The University shall re-open for lectures for students on both the Quarter and Semester systems (Weekend Programme) in the School of Business Administration (SBA) on Saturday December 13, 2014.

SBA students on the Quarter and Semester systems (Evening Programme) resume studies on December 15, 2014.

Distance Learning students report on January 10, 2015 for clearance /registration and Examinations that will commence on January 13, 2015.

All students on the programmes indicated above should clear all University dues as required.

B: REPORTING DATE FOR STUDENTS ON THE DAY PROGRAMME
AND CONDITIONS FOR THEM TO FULFILL:

All students on the DAY Programme report on January 19, 2015 for clearance.

In view of the extensive damage, the replacement and repairs of the vandalised University property following the student strike of November 17 – 19, 2014 ALL students on the DAY Programme are required to fulfill the following mandatory conditions:

Pay at the bank Ushs. 150,000/= (One hundred fifty thousand only) as penalty for costs of the repairs and replacement of vandalized items as well as other miscellaneous expenses caused to the University.

Pay at the bank Ushs. 50,000= (Fifty thousand shillings only) for the Commitment Form indicating that he/she will abide by the Students’ Code of Conduct / Rules and Regulations set by the University. The Commitment Form should be downloaded from the University website.

Before submission to the University, all Commitment Forms shall have to be NOTARIZED (sworn before a Commissioner of Oaths or Magistrate of the Courts of Law). Forged notaries shall lead to disciplinary measures.

The Commitment Form shall be presented to the University by the student accompanied by his/her parent, guardian or sponsor. Colour passport size photographs of both the student and the parent or guardian/sponsor must be attached to the Commitment Form.

On reporting, every student MUST present bank-slips indicating payment of Ushs. 50, 000=, Ushs.150, 000= (as directed in 1 and 2 above) and must have cleared ALL Semester I University dues.

NO STUDENT ON THE DAY PROGRAMME SHALL BE RE-ADMITTED UNLESS HE/SHE HAS FULFILLED ALL THE CONDITIONS ABOVE.

The End of August 2014 Examinations shall begin on January 28, 2015. The Examinations Time-table will be ready by the reporting date.

C: SEMESTER II 2014/2015 ACADEMIC YEAR

Lectures for Semester II of the 2014/2015 Academic Year shall begin on February 21, 2015 for SBA Evening/Weekend (January 2015 Quarter students); February 23, 2015 for SBA Evening (January 2015 Quarter students); March 2, 2015 for Day (February 2015 Semester students); and March 7, 2015 for Evening/Weekend (February 2015 Semester students).

D: All the details regarding the reporting dates should be accessed on the University website, www.nkumbauniversity.ac.ug

E: Please note that the students on the Quarter system (SBA) as well as those on the Evening and Weekend Programme are not affected by the conditions and penalties stated in B above.

I Owe You.

Dr. David Byatike Matovu
CHAIRPERSON UNIVERSITY COUNCIL

Also See: Nkumba University closed over students’ endless strike

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