Tutors of Kabale Institute of Health Sciences are threatening to lay down their tools over accumulated salary arrears.
Tutors of Kabale Institute of Health Sciences are threatening to lay down their tools over accumulated salary arrears. They claim that they have not been paid since the beginning of this year. Kabale Institute of Health Sciences has 15 per time tutors and 12 fulltime tutors with an enrollment of 150 clinical officers and 300 nursing assistant students.
Chris Katushabe, a tutor at Kabale Institute of Health Sciences says that they have been demanding the payment of their money in vein. He says that they have now given the administration a seven day ultimatum to pay them or else they lay down their tools. Jane Kyosiimire, another tutor says that they have been patient for a longtime but the administration has failed to comply.
Benson Ainebyona, the administrator Kabale Institute of Health Sciences blames the failure by the institute to pay its staff on the high inflation in the country. He says that most of their students come from poor families that are failing to pay up the tuition.
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Ainebyona says they are now encroaching on other budgets to keep the institution operating. He admits delaying to pay the tutors but promises that they will be paid soon. Kabale Institute of Health Sciences is a private institution, which relies on tuition paid by students to operate. A clinical student pays shillings 1.4 per semester and the nursing assistants pay 1.2 shillings per semester.