KABALE INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES STUDENTS STRIKE OVER POOR LEARNING CONDITIONS
Over 500 students of Kabale institute of health sciences Monday morning of March 05,2018 staged a peaceful demonstration protesting against what they called poor learning conditions.
The students who matched from school, carrying placards written “we are tired of Mpambara’s arrogance”, why always Kabale Institute of health sciences, we want change Mpambara style up, Kabale institute of health sciences to Kabale institute of high suffering” were intercepted by Anti-riot police at Kabale roundabout.
Police escorted the angry peaceful demonstrating students to Kabale district Rukiiko hall where they were addressed by the district leaders, police and security officials.
The students claim that since November last year they have not had
lectures, they do not have enough tutors and the few tutors who are at the school are unqualified.
They also claim that there is lack of electricity, water, security guards, security lights, lack of hostels which forces some students to sleep in garages.
They say that they are fed on poor meals and students who fall sick
are not attended to despite their medical fees paid to school. They further allege that hostels have leaking roofs, the toilets at school are full, the school and hotels are bushy.
The students also accuse administrators of not holding graduation
since 2013, controlling guild accounts and funds, lack of internet
The students who include Hillary Tumwesigyire, Lambert Opas Edgar
Kashenyanku; the Guild President say that they have been raising these
issues before administration since 2015 but all in vain.
The Kabale Resident District Commissioner; Darius Nandinda blamed the challenges raised by students to poor coordination between administrators and the director. He says that as government they will not sit seeing students not getting services they have paid for, adding that they are to form a committee that will ensure the grievances are
The Institute Principle Tutor; Grace Nabisubi admits that her office is aware of issues raised by students.
She however, says that they are being handled one by one at a time, though students were not patient.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website