It is almost a week after semester II commenced at Kyambogo University for the academic year 2023/2024 but to the surprise of the university Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Eli Katunguka, students are still absent.
In a post published yesterday through his account on X, Prof Katunguka pleaded with the students to show up for lectures.
“I wish to appeal to all Kyambogo University students to report back. The semester started on Monday 22nd January and teaching is supposed to start then. Please hurry and report for lectures.” Prof Katunguka pleaded.
The vice chancellor has been pondering the reasons behind the situation of absence even after the arguably long holiday since the break off last year.
Whereas some students have blamed the situation on the tough economic times, other students from the institution that spoke to Campus Bee on condition of anonymity, revealed that their delayed reporting is attributed to the “never-ending” issues at the university.
“Let the lecturers first upload marks for second semester second year then we shall resume,” one student expressed.
“Let the university first pay government students last semester’s allowances, then for this semester too. We also need our marks. That way, we shall come,” another said.
A section of student leaders at the institution resonate with the vice chancellor saying, reporting early enables a student prepare for the semester and have their work-plans set.
“Gallant combatants, let’s kindly report such that we can have enough time to prepare for our forthcoming exams. Today I was at campus but the turn up was really too low,” Jakisa Timothy, 20th Guild Presidential aspirant, said.