Kyambogo staff to strike
Posted Monday, October 28 2013 at 01:00
Court ordered Prof Ndiege comes from indefinite forced leave and reports back to office.
Kyambogo University staff members have threatened to go on strike if management reinstates Prof Isaiah Ndiege to his position as vice chancellor.
Ahead of today (Monday) impromptu “special general assembly”, leaders of the staff umbrella associations - Kyambogo University Senior Administrative Staff Association (Kyusasa), National Union Educational Institutions, and Kyambogo University Academic Staff Association, said a consensus to resume last year’s industrial action is the only clear-cut agenda at hand.
“The purpose of meeting is to reaffirm our position as reached last year that if Ndiege comes back here, we are moving out to let him run his university,” said Mr Jackson Betihamah, the chairperson of Kyusasa, “And this is what as leaders of the three associations already consented on.”
Following a month’s staff strike and closure of the university last year, Prof Ndiege was in September, in “public interest”, suspended by the university council but a Parliamentary sectoral committee on education and sports partly exonerated him on allegations of mismanagement , and directed he be reinstated as further investigations are conducted.
The staff associations, however, swiftly reached an agreement to lay down their tools again if “Prof Ndiege is ever restored as Vice Chancellor,” and the association leaders maintained yesterday: “This is still our position and will never serve under Ndiege’s dictatorship.”
Nakawa High Court Judge Wilson Masalu Musene recently ruled that the intention of the University Council to keep Prof Ndiege on indefinite forced leave till his contract expires in 2014, could not be allowed by court, and ordered that he reports back to office.