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Kyambogo Lecturers Strike Again

On Monday, the Kyambogo University Council chaired by Professor John Okiddi resolved to suspend Ndiege to pave way for investigations into his alleged mismanagement of the institution.
Lecturers of Kyambogo University have staged another strike to compel the vice chancellor Professor Isaiah Ndiege to step down. The lecturer’s decided to lay down their tools this morning in a meeting convened by Kyambogo University Senior Staff Association. It follows a decision by Ministry of Education and Sports to block professor Ndiege from stepping aside as directed by the University council to pave way for investigations into the affairs of the university. 

On Monday, the Kyambogo University Council chaired by Professor John Okiddi resolved to suspend Ndiege to pave way for investigations into his alleged mismanagement of the institution. But on Tuesday Professor Okiddi, the Kyambogo University Council chairperson received a letter from Ministry of Education and Sports directing him to rescind the suspension of Ndiege saying that the decision was unlawful.

The ministry asked the university council to allow the Inspectorate of Government to carry out investigations into the accusations against the Vice Chancellor before a decision is taken. Ndiege is accused of sabotaging the development of the university through the sale of 10 acres of land meant for constructing the polytechnic laboratory to a private developer and diverting 200 million shillings for the purchase of his car.

 

But the decision by government to block the suspension of vice chancellor drew angry reactions from the lecturers who convened a meeting this morning and resolved to lay down their tools. Jackson Betihamah, chairman Kyambogo University Senior Staff Association says that the lecturers resolved to lay down their tools until Ndiege vacates office.

By this afternoon, the University administration block was under tight key lock. Christopher Buni, the guild President Kyambogo University says that he has started mobilizing students to storm parliament to intervene in the affairs of the university. The university management has not yet responded as none of the officials was at campus when URN visited the university.

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