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Kampala University Suspends Student over Strike

Kampala University Vice Chancellor Prof Badru Kateregga says Busulwa is culpable of inciting violence at the institution. In the suspension letter authored by Kateregga, it is noted that the University Campus was peaceful until started influencing students into striking.
Fred Busulwa, a computer and information technology student has been suspended from Kampala University, Masaka for leading a strike challenging the state of affairs at the institution.

Kampala University Students staged a protest a week ago, over lack of computers, text books, furniture, poor sanitation and a delay in releasing previous examination results. The protests were quelled after the intervention of police led by the District Police Commander John Mwaule and Masaka RDC Joe Walusimbi.

Kampala University Vice Chancellor Prof Badru Kateregga says Busulwa is culpable of inciting violence at the institution. In the suspension letter authored by Kateregga, it is noted that the University Campus was peaceful until started influencing students into striking.

Prof Kateregga says that Busulwa, a member of the opposition Democratic Party - DP has also been found mobilizing students at their campus in Luweero to strike over ‘small issues,' adding that the student is ‘poisoning the minds of other learners.”

Prof Kateregga says that the university has notified the Higher Education Financing Board to cancel funding to the student who is one of the beneficiaries of government's loan scheme.

But Fred Busulwa says the dismissal is surprising. He says that students collectively sought to use the strike to table their grievances after failing through all the other available avenues.

Currently, studies have resumed normally after a week of confusion.

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