Kyambogo students strike over fees policy
Posted Monday, September 16 2013 at 14:40
Students of Kyambogo University on Monday morning went on strike to challenge a new policy that requires them to pay 100 percent tuition by the sixth week of the semester.
The students, led by their guild president, John Mugabi, refused to go to lecture halls and instead confronted university administrators. The policy was announced on August 28 while the students were in their holidays.
Meanwhile, the university administration, led by the acting Vice Chancellor, Fabian Nabugomu, held talks with the students’ leaders in an effort to harmonise the different interests. A binding position was however not reached.
The University Council, the university’s highest decision making body, will meet tomorrow over the strike. Mr Lawrence Madete, the university spokesperson, said the policy can only be rescinded by the University Council, which passed it.
Police had deployed moderately at the university by press time.
Details to follow...