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Anger as Kabale University Postpones Graduation

The woes at Kabale University are far from over. The university in the latest development has extended the graduation ceremony that was slated to take place on October 29th to 4th   November 2016.

Prof Joy Constance Kwesiga, discount http://crmsoftwareblog.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/omnisearch.php the University Vice Chancellor says the postponement is also aimed at making more preparations to install Professor George Mondo Kagonyera as the first University Chancellor.

The extension she says will also allow President Yoweri Museveni who is expected as guest of honor a chance to attend the function.

Meanwhile, buy information pills the University administration is today holding a crisis meeting with officials from the Ministry of Education to find solutions to last week’s chaos.

Kabale University has not held a graduation since February 2013. In 2014, the graduation was called off at the last hour after Kabale district was hit by Marburg fever that claimed five people, compelling a ban on public gatherings.

Last year, they skipped the graduation due to lack of a Chancellor.

The reported postponement has now incensed some of the students. Mathias Birungi, who completed his course in 2014, says the graduation is an indication that the university administration is unpitying to students who are on the streets looking for jobs without their academic transcripts.

Florence Ayebazibwe another graduate says she left her job in Kampala to come and clear for graduation on Friday and now she is stuck in Kabale town.

One of the workers at the university who spoke on condition anonymity claims the University administration was forced to postpone the graduation due to pressure from the lectures who are demanding their eight months unpaid salaries.

Another source says the postponement was because the university is currently in a financial crisis and exam results for the students who completed in June this year are not yet sorted.

Protests started on Friday with students demanding the registrar to explain why they have not had lectures since they reported for a new semester on September 15, 2016.

The students also wanted to raid the office of the vice chancellor Professor Joy Kwesiga saying he is not fit to be in office.

Students also descended on Kabale District Headquarters demanding the intervention of the Resident District Commissioner-RDC into their issues.  On Saturday afternoon Kabale security officials temporarily closed the university over security concerns.

 

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