We’re Just Roaming Around, No Lectures-Kyambogo Continuing Students Cry Foul As Lecturers Strike Over Salary Arrears

We’re Just Roaming Around, No Lectures-Kyambogo Continuing Students Cry Foul As Lecturers Strike Over Salary Arrears

By Spy Uganda 

Kampala: Kyambogo University continuing students who reported on Monday for lectures are stranded after learning that their lecturers are on sit down strike.

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The disgruntled students who have spent almost a year at home were warming up for lectures and ended up roaming around.

According to Ankole Grace, a second-year Kyambogo student pursuing a Bachelors’ Degree in Micro Finance, they are not studying despite showing up for on-campus studies.

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“After one year we have reported, it has not been easy because we have forgotten most of the coursework, we don’t know how we’re starting new discussions, as I have reported now, I haven’t seen the lecturer so it is really hard,” Ankole disclosed.

In the same vein, Sunday Geoffrey is another Kyambogo University student who agreed that lecturers are on sit-down strike, leaving them with no option but to roam around.

He said, “During the lockdown, we had very many challenges, we had no jobs, we had nothing. So I think coming back was a very good idea because we want to finish and go, no lecturers at all as you can see we are just roaming around.”

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It’s worth noting that this is the same situation at Makerere University where freshers are also stranded with no lecturers to attend to them and according to reports the students have not received the appropriate timetables for their respective courses ever since they reported despite going through orientation.

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Under the umbrella Forum for Academic Staff in Public Universities of Uganda (FASPU), lectures in government-owned universities have continued to remain united despite several threats from the top leadership of their respective universities.

All lecturers resolved to remain on strike until the government fulfills President Museveni’s directive to enhance their salaries.

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