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Makerere, Kyambogo lecturers fail to show up for physical classes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lecturers at Makerere and Kyambogo University failed to show up for sessions today, leaving students stranded. Tertiary institutions opened their gates to students on Monday after months of closure following the outbreak of Covid-19. When URN visited the two institutions, most of the lecture rooms …

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Busitema university students strike for missing lectures

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Students of Busitima University Mbale branch have staged a demonstration accusing their lecturers of failing to conduct lessons for three weeks.   The students locked their lecturers inside the campus before storming the streets with placards condemning their lecturers for failure to teach them.   Some of …

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Parliament asks education minister to intervene in lecturers strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has tasked the Ministry of Education intervened in the on-going strike by academic staff at all public universities. The lecturers laid down tools on February 6 due to the non-payment of their salary enhancement arrears by the government which …

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Private universities lecturers seek UGX 25 billion from gov’t

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Academic staff from private universities have sought parliament’s intervention to have government avail them 25.4 billion Shillings to create a revolving fund that is aimed at facilitating their members who have been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Under the Consortium of Private Universities …

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UCU fundraising to support lecturers affected by lockdown

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The new vice-chancellor of Uganda Christian University Dr Aaron Mushengyezi is starting a fundraising drive to support lecturers cope with the effects of Covid-19 lockdown. The university administration suspended payment of all its contract and full-time staff in June.  The then vice-chancellor Rev. Canon. Dr John …

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Staff shortage hits Gulu University

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Gulu University is overwhelmed by shortage of key academic staff leaving several positions vacant. The University is supposed to have 1,343 staff including both teaching and non-teaching personnel. However, only 441 positions, 33 percent have been filled up. According to the 2018 Auditor General’s report, the …

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