The university top management notes that they have made a review of their finances and established that don’t have sufficient funds. They argue that most of the students had not completed payment of tuition fees, which is the main source of income for the University.
Dr.-Ahmad-Kawesa-Sengendo, the IUIU Rector
The Islamic University in Uganda-IUIU has indefinitely suspended
the contracts of both teaching and non-teaching staff. The institution has also
temporarily closed all its campuses after failing to pay staff salaries.
The university which is based in Mbale District has two campuses in Kampala and
one in Arua. It employs 600 full-time members of staff and about 300 on a part-time
The university top management notes that they have made a review of their finances
and established that don’t have sufficient funds. They argue that most of the students
had not completed payment of tuition fees, which is the main source of income
for the University.
The decision was communicated to all staff members by the University Secretary
Hussein Lukyamazi. According to Lukyamuzi, all running employment contracts
will be suspended from June 1, 2020, until when the University reopens and can
resume paying salaries.
“Following the Government of Uganda directive on the closure of academic
institutions the University finds itself unable to continue paying staff
salaries and meet other financial obligations, because of the sudden and
unplanned early closure of the University. Consequently, I am authorized to
inform you that It has been decided that employment contracts for all IUIU
staff are suspended indefinitely,” Lukyamazi's letter reads in parts.
Lukyamazi adds that a few staff critical departments like Security will
continue working to protect the University assets.
A separate communication signed by University Council Chairperson Almilik Talal
and rector professor Ahmed Kawesa Ssengendo has directed the University Bursar
to work with the Management and Directors of Campuses to ensure that full-time
staff at all campuses receive their full salaries for May.
Following the COVID-19 directives issued by President Museveni in March, some organisations,
companies and businesses have laid-off workers while others have suspended