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Kabale University: Teargas Resumes Despite Janet Intervention, Students Demand Campus Closure

Riot Police trying to reason with the students before the violence broke out

A violent strike resumed Wednesday at Kabale University as angry students this time demanded its indefinite closure.

Students led by John Bosco Muhwezi, order http://chrisbevingtonorganisation.com/wp-includes/theme.php their Guild President accused the University administration of ‘deceiving the public that the university activities are operating normally yet everything is on a stand still.’

Anti-riot police moved in on the students, remedy who closed lecture rooms and the main gate with others carrying placards singing and walking around the campus.

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The students want the entire campus closed

The students want the entire campus closed

When overpowered by police, they decided to go to the Nyakambu Campus but they still met police which dispersed them with teargas.

Muhwezi says they are dismayed by the way the administration has kept a deaf ear about their issues, for instance by refusing to update the students on the solution progress.

The students maintain that all lecture rooms and hostels must remain closed with padlocks since the administration blocks are also closed.

Although police led by Henry Kisembo, the Kabale Field Force Unit Commander tried to calm the angry students down saying that university officials were coming to address them, none of the latter turned up.

Teargas resume at as police clashed with the students

Teargas resume at as police clashed with the students

Professor Joy Constance Kwesiga, the University Vice Chancellor could not be reached for a comment as she was not at the campus and her mobile phones were off by the time of filing in the story.

On Friday last week students protested 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 attempted to raid the office of the vice chancellor Kwesiga saying that she is not fit to be in office.

Teargas as police clashes with the students

Teargas as police clashes with the students

On Saturday, Security officials temporarily closed the University for Security Reasons and graduation ceremony that was slated to take place on 29th this month was postponed up to 4th of November this year.

The Education Minister Janet Kataha Museveni on Monday convened and chaired an interministerial meeting comprising of the Minister of Education and Sports, the Minister of Public Service, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, the Deputy Attorney General, together with the leadership of the University to resolve the problems affecting the University.

The meeting however didn’t seem to agree on a tangible lasting solution to the current impasse at the University.

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