Government sponsored students at Gulu University are not happy about the way the administration is handling the allowances entitled to them.
Yesterday, the students led by their chairman, Samuel Okullu, convened a day long meeting with the university management demanding to know how much they are entitled to in living out allowances.
During the meeting, the charged students accused the university administration of concealing the amounts of money entitled to the students.
They also demanded that the eating places at the university should review their prices for the food served to the students. They argued that the cost of food per plate should be 600 shillings.
Jack Pen Mogi, the University Secretary told the students that each of them is entitled to 1.6 million shillings as living out allowance per annum.
Pen mogi was however lost for words when the students who were armed with a recorder, played a recorded radio talk-show in which the university official recently said each student should receive about four million shillings in living-out allowances annually.
The meeting hit a stalemate and it took the intervention of Vincent Ogoola, the Vice Chancellor, to ask the students to remain calm as the administration seeks to consult over the matter.
Ogoola promised to provide the right information during another meeting tomorrow.
The student leader has given the administration a benefit of the doubt to iron out the mess. He however says that the students will not hesitate to forward the matter to the IGG if no satisfactory explanation is given to the students by tomorrow. The students also want to forward the matter to parliament for action.