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Kyambogo University Lecturers Call Off Strike

The lecturers meeting held at the university main hall this morning voted to call off the strike on condition that the university vice chancellor Ndiege doesn’t get an automatic renewal of his contract when it runs out on 13th January next year.
Kyambogo University lecturers have by majority vote resolved to end a three week strike in which they were a protesting the re-instatement of the vice chancellor Professor Isaiah Omolo Ndiege.

 

Lecturers accuse ndiege of witch-hunting them and demonising staff at the university. He is also accused of flouting procurement procedures subsequently costing the university billions of shillings.

The lecturers meeting held at the university main hall this morning voted to call off the strike on condition that the university vice chancellor Ndiege doesn’t get an automatic renewal of his contract when it runs out on 13th January, 2014.

The general Assembly Chair Dr. Twesigye Charles told URN that the lecturers had met with the ministry of education officials at Colline Hotel Mukono last night and resolved to persuade the rest of the staff to end the strike.

 

He adds that they had made their point in the three weeks and government has noted the deficiencies at Kyambogo University.

By this morning, students had sealed off major parts of the university roads in protest of the continued absconding of class by the lecturers.

The move also comes days after state minister for higher Education Chrysostom Muyingo threatened to close the university and subject ringleaders of the strike to disciplinary action.

 

The Lecturers are scheduled to meet the minister later today in a consultative meeting to pave a way forward for the University.

The decision will take immediate effect too, however exams that were scheduled to start last Friday will have to be postponed to a later date.

 

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