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Gov’t Gives Kyambogo Lecturers 4-day Ultimatum

advice http://cidem.ec/components/com_kunena/template/ja_platon/html/user/edit.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>In a heated debate at Parliament over the Kyambogo crisis, more about State Minister for Higher Education, rx Dr. Christopher Muyingo, said government has had enough of Kyambogo university lecturers and that it would not continue tolerating impunity.


The campus was shut down on Tuesday following the escalating tensions and violence that rocked the once prestigious higher institution of learning.


Earlier, students earlier stormed the University offices demanding an explanation on staff members’ prolonged strike.


Lecturers have been protesting the return of Vice Chancellor, Prof Isaiah Ndiege.


A section of lecturers and support staff last month laid down their tools and vowed not to return to work unless Prof. Ndiege resigned his position as Vice Chancellor.


The Nakawa High Court later ruled that Prof. Ndiege could not leave before his contract expires and thus reinstated him.


Kitgum Woman MP, Beatrice Anywar, said the troubles at Kyambogo are an issue of national importance.


“Close to a month now, our children at Kyambogo University have missed studies since their lecturers are on strike. I want the Minister of Education to tell this House why Kyambogo is going against the court decision of reinstating the Vice Chancellor,” charged Anywar.


In his response, Muyingo, said government had given Kyambogo University lecturers to return to class or “face dire consequences.”


“Hon. Speaker and members, cabinet today took a decision that all lecturers of Kyambogo should resume lecturers or be declared absconded and subsequent measures be taken against them,” Muyingo told the house.


MPs from both sides of the house applauded the decision with others saying such a “beautiful” measure should have been taken long time.


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