Students at Bishop Barham University College Kabale-a constituent college of Uganda Christian University are protesting over lack of computers at the facility. The University has only four operational computers in its laboratory, according to students.
They argue that this, and the lack of internet, has affected their research based programmes yet the University administration is adamant about their plea. Students pay 92,450 Shillings every semester as computer fees to the university.
Ezra Abaasa, one of the students says that during a computer practical lesson, over ten students are forced to share one computer. Instead, lecturers focus more attention to theory classes as opposed to practical computer lessons.
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Innocent Atukunda another student says that they have consistently performed poorly in some course units that require research. He questions why the University Administration has failed to reinstall internet and repairing faulty computers.
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Reverend Dr Medard Rugyendo, the university principal says that the problem is short-lived. He adds that the university has procured forty computers from Uganda Communications Commission as one of the means to solve the problem.