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KYAMBOGO LECTURERS STRIKE

By UTN Reporter

Kyambogo-About 800 Lecturers at Kyambogo University have gone on strike protesting the University’s failure to pay their arrears, in salaries and allowances.

The Lecturers declared the strike on Wednesday after they failed to agree with the administration over the payment schedule.

The Chairperson of the University’s academic staff association Grace Lubaale, they are demanding for their arrears in salaries and allowances for six months.

This comes to worsen the institution’s sorry financial state after top management failed to deliver on a promise made earlier to clear the salaries of the lecturers.

The University management had promised to pay up the arrears last Friday, but did not honor the promise.

One of the Lecturers who preferred customary anonymity told this reporter that the teaching staff has been too patient with management, and could not hold it any further.

He said the strike comes at a time when many students are out for internship, while others are doing school practice, and all these need supervision.

UTN will keep you updated on any developments on this story.

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