NO ONE IS STRIKING AT KIU, POLICE ARE JUST KEEPING PEACE—DEPUTY VC MUGISHA
By Glorias Rukundo
The deputy vice chancellor Kampala International University Prof. Frank Mugisha has rubbished rumors that there is a strike at the western campus in Ishaka.
The rumors started circulating in morning hours on social media claiming that the guild president had declared a bloody Monday over unfair electoral and welfare policies at campus.
However, when our reporter visited the campus, Mugisha confirmed that the campus is at peace and police are guarding the campus premises to make sure no student(s) puts up a riot.
Speaking to www.mknewslink.com reporter, Mugisha noted that students are busy sitting for their end of semester exams therefore their minds are concentrating.
Mugisha noted that the communication between the administration and guild office is tight and therefore the representatives can’t publish what the administration is not aware of.
Strikes have been rampant in Ugandan universities; On 7th Feb.2022 students at Makerere university went on strike protesting against online lectures calling for full reopening of the institution.
Richard Ssebuganda a third year student of medicine and surgery at the university might never be able to perform surgery on his patients after two fingers on his right hand were shattered by a teargas canister he was trying to pick from his bed at Lumumba hall.
On 11th March 2022, Mbarara University of Science and Technology students also demonstrated over unfair conditions at the university.
It was alleged that a female student was hit by teargas canister as she was running for her life. The victim was identified as Lilian, a third year student pursuing bachelors of Pharmaceutical sciences.
Over 6 students were reportedly injured including guild speaker Hellen Nagawa Luyinda who was addressing students at the General Assembly she organized to communicate to the students amidst the demonstration while others were arrested and taken to Mbarara CPS.
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