Both the teaching and non-teaching staff of Kabale University have laid down their tools accusing the administration of neglecting their concerns.
Recently, more than 40 lectures petitioned the University council chairperson Manzi Tumubweine, through their umbrella body, Kabale University Academic Staff Association demanding their salary arrears for the past four months.
In their July 7th petition, the lecturers also demanded an explanation on why most of them haven't been considered for inclusion on the government payroll for the 2016/2017 as the university transitions from a private to a public university despite teaching for so many years.
This afternoon, the teaching and non-teaching staff convened in the university hall under the leadership of Emanuel Nkundizana, the chairperson Kabale University Teaching Staff Association and resolved to lay down their tools.
Nkundizana says they reached the decision after realizing that the university administration is taking their concerns lightly.
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Dr. Joseph Tindyebwa, a Public Administration lecturer blamed the crisis at Kabale university on the huge communication gap between the staff and management.
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However, the meeting resolved the members of staff attached to the security department remain on duty. Professor Tumwesigye Mishambi, the Deputy Vice chancellor in charge of Academics was the only member of the top administration present when the lecturers decided to lay down their tools.
He locked his office and left the university when approached by URN for a comment. Manzi Tumubweine, the chairperson Kabale University council also declined to comment on the matter.