Kyambogo University Students Strike Over Missing Marks

All is not well at Kyambogo University the second biggest public university in Uganda, after a strike break up at the Banda based university by both students and part of the teaching staff members over missing marks at the faculty of Industrial art and design over the destruction of students examination results by the disastrous rain that affected most parts of Kampala and nearby places.

A trusted source has also indicated that part of teaching and non teaching staffs are also on strike over failure of the institution to pay salaries on time and also salaries in arrears.

According to a first year student at Kyambogo University (names withheld) has told this website that the lecturers claim that all the answer booklets and results for all students were destroyed by the floods that surrounded the building where they were kept and therefore there is nothing they can do at the moment, but instead the whole students will be required to re-do these exams as retakes next year which forced the students to go on the streets.

In august 2018, Kyambogo University was applauded by the State Minister for Higher Education, Dr. John chrysestom Muyingo for stopping strikes and fighting righting riots that had become common at the institution. 

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Muyingo in his speech read by the assistant commissioner of higher education in the ministry of education and sports, Muzamil Mukwatampola, said Kyambogo university has experienced stability under the new management.

This was during the university council retreat held at Imperial Golf View Hotel in Entebbe.

This early January strike is a big blow to the performance of the institution and also tarnished the name of the old institution.

Sources indicates that Uganda Police is still keeping the students calm to avoid destruction of the institution property.

We shall keep you posted

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