PHOTOS: Kyambogo Students Strike


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According to the new policy, all the private-sponsored students at the university were required to have paid all their tuition by the sixth week of the new semester.

Drama started unfolding on Monday morning with students abandoning classes before camping around the Senate building – where they told Chimpreports that the new polciy is “inhuman.”

“We need this inhuman policy removed immediately,” chanted the students who were carrying tree branches and canes.

Heavy police deployment at the Senate building

There is still heavy deployment at the campus. Police looked on as students charged in the compound.

Moses Ssekajja a Bachelor of Arts in Economics student said the “private-sponsored students come from poor families that cannot afford to pay tuition at once,” adding, “’I was unable to get government sponsorship and if this situation continues I will be forced out of school because my parents are not well-off.”

Students’ Guild representatives are currently in a meeting with the University Council.

A student provoking an anti-riot police officer at Kyambogo University on Monday

However, the University publicist, Lawrence Madatte made it clear that the new policy still stands.

“The policy will remain in place because it was implemented to enable the university plan for its activities in time,’’ stressed Madatte, explaining that it would require the University Council to sit again and decide on the new fee payment policy.


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