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.
Lecturers of Gulu University have called off their sit down strike after reaching a compromise with management to clear their allowances on 10th December. The lecturers laid down their tools this morning paralyzing the start of the end of semester examinations. More than 3000 students, who were scheduled to write their exams, were left stranded as the lecturers refused to administer the examinations.
As a result, the University management convened an emergency meeting with the lecturers to convince them to call off the strike and allow students to write their examinations. 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. He says the lecturers have accepted to administer the end of semester examinations as they wait for management to fulfill its promise to pay them.
By the time of filing this story, the lecturers were planning to administer the first examinations papers. Geoffrey Lamtoo, the registrar Gulu University said the first examination, which was scheduled to start at 9am would kick off at 3pm while the afternoon papers would start at 4pm and end at 7pm. According to Lamtoo, they will follow the examination time table, which was issued earlier. Lamtoo has asked students to be vigilant on the changes to avoid missing any paper.
The university administration says that the delay in administering the allowances come from the late provision of funding by central government.