KYAMBOGO University lecturers have threatened to strike protesting a decision by the University Council to send the vice-chancellor, Prof. Lutalo Bossa, on a three-month leave prior to a forced retirement. They said the move contravenes a Cabinet directive calling for the immediate termination of his contract.
Speaking during a meeting of the Kyambogo University Academic Staff Association last Friday, the lecturers demanded that the decision be reversed since sending Prof. Bossa on leave means that he will still be the universityâ€™s vice-chancellor.
â€œWe want all the Cabinet recommendations handled immediately so that we can focus on building the university. If this is not done, we shall be forced to lay down our tools tomorrow,â€ Victor Locoro, the associationâ€™s chairman, said.
Locoro, a lecturer in the Department of Community and Disability Studies, said the council should appoint an acting vice-chancellor as it kicks off the process of appointing another one.
â€œThe academic staff has made it clear that none of us has a personal problem with Prof. Lutalo Bossa, but as vice-chancellor, he failed to manage the officers under him,â€ he said.
The lecturers also demanded that the council sends the university secretary and bursar on leave to pave way for investigations by the Inspector General of Government.
Last week, the council chairman, Brewer Abaliwano, said the IGG would be asked to review the performance of the university administrators.
He added that the IGG may send the officers implicated in the mismanagement of the funds on leave during the investigations.
Kyambogo dons want VC Bossa out