Police has maintained heavy deployment at Kyambogo University, as the lecturers’ strike ends the second week.
Last week, Kyambogo University lecturers laid down their tools to protest the return of the vice chancellor Professor Omolo Ndiege to the university.
On Friday last week, Kyambogo university management issued a memo requiring all lecturers to report to work by 8am this morning in vain. As a result, the students’ guild met this morning and resolved to start a student strike on Tuesday should the lecturer’s failure to turn up.
In the meeting, students accused the lecturers of unfairness as they continue to lay down tools in what they refer to as ‘Personal grudges’ with the vice chancellor.
Lawrence Madete, the Kyambogo university spokesperson says since the lecturers have defied the deadlines set by the management to resume work, the university council is sitting to deliberate on the way forward.
The council will also consider on whether to hand over the university to ministry of education following the stalemate. The stand-off between the lecturers and professor Ndiege has been ongoing for a year since a dossier implicating lecturers for flouting the financial requisition procedures was handed to the university council by the VC.