The lecturers strike at Kabale University, which initially started on July 12, had been suspended on July 28, when the lecturers resolved to petition parliament and the office of the president to address their grievances.
Dr. Charles Amone, the chairperson Gulu Academic Staff Association says they resolved to call off the strike after management promised to clear their allowances to the tune of 241 million shillings by 10th December.
A section of Makerere University lecturers have again laid down tools demanding a review of the salary incentive just a month after the general strike ended. The lecturers in the School of Law want the current salary incentive reviewed and evening allowances reinstated.
The development comes after the university council agreed to give a 70% salary incentive to the staff of Makerere effective this October. According to a letter from Council sent to the Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) executive on 27th August, the payment of the incentive will start with the month of October.
At least 22 students of Makerere have this morning been arrested by police and detained at Kawempe police station as they staged a protest over the closure of the university. Makerere University Council closed the institution on Wednesday last week at the height of a sit-down strike by lecturers, who want a 100 percent salary increment.
Barely a week to the start of the 2013/14 academic year, Makerere University has closed down. With the closure, the council resolved to suspend all the university accounts and all lecturers with movable university property have been told to return it to the principals. The decision will however not affect the ongoing student admissions.
Kyambogo university council has commenced a week-long sitting to consider over-due promotions for the universityâ€™s long serving staff. The appointments board of the university is scrutinizing the promotion appeals of over 1300 staff members for promotion.
The university council chairperson confirmed that they had closed down the university to enable investigations into alleged mismanagement of funds and abuse of office by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Omolo Ndiege, commence. All students have been ordered to leave the university by 4pm this evening.
It is still a slow start at Makerere, one week after the University opened for the second semester of the 2011/2012 academic year. After a break of two weeks, the University opened for the second semester on January 28th but most students are yet to report for lectures.
Makerere University students have started leaving after the institution was closed indefinitely on Thursday morning. The university was closed after lecturers refused to call off a two-week strike over a salary increment.