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Kyambogo Students Strike Cost University Shs40M

The violent strike left several properties including car windscreens, several glasses and louvers of several buildings at the institution shattered.
A university car belonging to the University Secretary stoned by striking by Kyambogo University striking students in March this year.

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Kyambogo University is looking for more than Shillings 40Million to repair damages caused a student's strike that took place last semester over tuition payment.

This follows an assessment done by the university engineer, Patrick Kalule who says the damages were largely on glasses of key buildings and vehicles at the institution.    

In March this year, angry Kyambogo University students took to the streets, protesting the tuition being paid by the 12th week of the semester.    

The students were demonstrating against the implementation of a February 13, 2019, advisory to students by the University Bursar to pay all tuition by the 12th week which was ending March 13.    

The violent strike left several properties including car windscreens, several glasses and louvers of several buildings at the institution shattered. Now, Eng. Kalule says the university is looking for the 40 million shillings to replace the damaged glasses of the two vehicles and lecture window glasses.

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Eng. Kalule says it was police and other security agencies that saved the situation from turning worse, arguing that more damages could have been inflicted    

He observes that students need to learn on how to amicably address their grievances with the university management rather than destroying university property.