Security Temporarily Closes Kabale University Over Protests

Kabale University has been temporarily closed following protests on Friday in which students demanded answers on why they have not had lectures since they reported for the new semester on September 15, approved 2016.

Professor Joy Constance Kwesiga, the Kabale University Vice Chancellor says they received guidance from security officials to temporality close the University, but believes they are likely to resume operations on Monday next week

Kwesiga says that although some lectures were willing to teach, they were threatened by the angry students.
However, students say that the temporally closure of the university was uncalled for.

Johnbosco Muhwezi, the Guild President told reporters yesterday that he was dismayed when the students attempted to access the university premises for discussions and were denied by anti-riot police.

Muhwezi insists that the students will resume protests on Monday until their issues are resolved.

Keneth Mugisha another concerned student regrets why he paid fees yet he has not got any service from the university ever since he reported on 17th September 2016

He also vows to join the strike on Monday if their issues are not resolved.

The students also accuse the vice chancellor of ineptitude and non response to their concerns.


They also protest the poor state of latrines, closure of the university clinic among other issues

The strike comes at a time when lecturers at the same University are protesting the failure by the administration to pay them salaries for the last 8 months.

Students on Friday also marched to the Kabale District Headquarters demanding the intervention of the Resident District Commissioner-RDC.

Three lectures and fifteen students were arrested and detained at Kabale Police Station. They were released on police bond on Saturday morning.

The Kabale Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Denis Nzeirwe says that security has decided that the University be temporality closed.

Nzeirwe says that the temporally closure is to make sure that the university property is not vandalized by angry students.

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