Angry UMI Students Protest Smelly Classrooms


viagra buy geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The Business Administration students said in their letter dated September 21, that the situation which has so far lasted three weeks was no longer bearable.

“As you might be aware we study full time on weekends from 08.30am to 04.00pm in rooms 42/43 of the main block. We wish to bring to your attention the following unfavourable study conditions affecting us,” the letter, which Chimpreports has seen, reads in part.

“This is to kindly notify you that for the past three weeks, the washrooms have been non-operational with a terrible stench surrounding them filtrating with unusual flies into the class. MBA 8 lecture rooms are just a room away from the said washrooms,” it added.

“This situation which we have contained for the past three weeks with a hope that something would soon be done has become unacceptable, we are challenged when we need to ease ourselves, and so we are kindly requesting for your intervention to restore the system to order.”

The development comes at a time when the leadership of the institution is grappling with an IGG investigation over alleged cases of nepotism and misuse of funds.

Efforts aimed at getting a comment from the institution’s public relations office did not bear fruit as our calls were not answered.

In August, Martin Lwanga, a senior consultant, wrote to UMI management, saying “both the chairs of the Academic and Administrative Staff Associations should in their capacity write to the Chair of UMI Council to inquire what course of action is going to be taken to rebuild the Institutes over 40 year positive image.”

He further noted that the Chair of UMI Council should also be asked to clarify on press reports implicating him in the same irregular actions for the sake of preserving the integrity of the office of Chair of UMI Council.

“Further, there is a need to anticipate and account for the monies UMI has lost as a result of “illegal recruitment” as certainly it appears the Auditor General (AG) and Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will raise a query later on.”

The Masters students further said a change of photocopying and printing service providers needs revisiting since facilities for providing the said services are very inadequate.

“The computers required to print our soft copies are not available, their processing services are very slow, so often the situation is overwhelming, and we end up crowding the place and wasting a lot of time which we lack to begin with,” the letter added.

“We have also noted that copies of several books recommended for reading are not adequate / readily available or nonexistent in the library. We wish to appeal to you to address the restocking of our library as the student population has grown. Kindly also stock new updated books, some of the existing materials are older versions of the newly published editions on the market.”


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