Kyambogo students strike over delayed results

Apr 13, 2016

Students argued that the conduct in which the university is handling them is unfair

Kyambogo students strike over delayed results


Kyambogo University students on Wednesday went on strike over the university's delay to release last semester's results and also the transcripts of those who graduated early this year in January.

The students sat for the exams a month after other universities closed for their holidays. The students however argued that they cannot sit for another set of exams without results for the previous set.

The exams for this semester are slated for May 9 which is less than a month away.

Students argued that the conduct in which the university is handling them is unfair.

"The university is unfair, by now we expect to have known how we performed last semester because we are about to sit for the next set of exams," said Brian Tumwesigye, a third year student.

There was heavy police deployment in all corners of the university which overpowered the rowdy students and by 1pm, calm had been restored to the university.

Edward Edyegu the DPC Jinja Road Police station was also present at the university to ensure stability. He revealed that a non-specified number of students had been arrested and will to be charged.

Edyegu also revealed that the ring leader of the strike, whom he declined to disclose, is on the run.

"We have arrested some students but we haven't established the number yet and they will be charged for disrupting the peace of the university among other charges," said Edyegu.

Prof. Elly Katunguka, the institution's vice chancellor when contacted said he was in a meeting away from the university and would not be able to comment on the matter.

The same went for the acting dean of students Mildred Tibananuka who also declined to comment on the matter.

Lawrence Madete, the university's Public Relations Officer who was with in the vicinity of the university also declined to comment stating that he was on leave and therefore cannot give a comment as well.

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