Yesterday, lecturers from Uganda’s second largest university kyambogo laid down their tools over the unpaid salaries for six months now.
According to inside sources the university administration had promised to pay these arrears last Friday but unfortunately failed to honor the promise.
However much this strike has come in at a time when students are in for holidays, if the lecturers woes are not worked upon in time its effect might hit hard onto operations of the university.
Our writer caught up with a few students from KYU to have a say on what this strike means to them even when they are in holidays.
“This strike will still affect us even if we are in holidays, those same lecturers are supposed to be marking our scripts which they are going to put on hold and we shall have delayed results which will also call for a strike from us ” Commented Nassolo from the Engineering faculty.
Speaking to the Minister of information and transport Henry Kitakule he said “its true there shall be some delays in supervision especially for those currently doing their school practice and industrial training ,but I urge my fellow students to remain calm as the guild tries to intervene in this matter ”
“I’m personally worried because it seems like the industrial training period will have to be extended and we shall be field for two months instead of the intended one month ” said Muhoozi Alex an accounting student.
“This foolery must stop, for how long shall we suffer. However much we are in holidays, this is going to affect us too, we need the guild President to come out and do something or else we shall strike too like makerere students ” Seluga Andrew angrily commented
Efforts are being made to contact the guild President to address the students worries. Campus bee will keep you posted.