Over 300 students of Kabale Institute of Health Science stormed Kabale streets this Monday morning They are protesting maladministration, mistreatment and poor services at the institute
Over 300 students of Kabale Institute of Health Science stormed Kabale streets this Monday morning They are protesting maladministration, mistreatment and poor services at the institute, like “overflowing toilets, lack of water in hostels, three weeks without lecturers, who strike too, over non-payment for the last 8 months”, etc.
Kabale Institute is one of higher education institutions in southern Uganda, near Gatuna border, closer to Rwanda. According to Chimpreports, the students are accusing the institute administrators of failure to attend to their concerns.
Their concerns, they say, include overflowing toilets at the main campus on Makanga hill, as well as the lack of water at their hostels.
The students say when they tried in the past to bring up these concerns, all they got were suspension threats from the administration.
They also say, they have now spent three weeks without lecturers after their tutors went on a sit down strike over non-payment for the last 8 months.
The students moved from the school campus onto the streets of Kabale town but as they reached Kabale police station they were intercepted by police led by the Anti-Riot Police Commander Alituha Majid.
In the exchange between the police and the students, the Kabale RDC Darius Nandinda came in and convinced them to return to the school.
The RDC promised that the district leadership would sit down with the school administration to iron out these concerns.
Melvin Mpambara, the Director of Kabale Institute of Health sciences could not be reached for a comment as he did not pick his known phone number.