The university council chairperson confirmed that they had closed down the university to enable investigations into alleged mismanagement of funds and abuse of office by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Omolo Ndiege, commence. All students have been ordered to leave the university by 4pm this evening.
Following the on-going lecturers strike at Kyambogo, the University Council has decided to close down the institution until further notice.
Speaking to URN on Thursday, the university council chairperson Prof. John Okedi confirmed that they had closed down the university to enable investigations into alleged mismanagement of funds and misuse of office by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Omolo Ndiege commence.
The university had earlier an adhoc committee of seven chairpersons of the different stakeholder groups at the Senate Building from where they resolved to close down it.
The VC Prof. Omolo Ndiege is accused of mismanaging funds meant for rehabilitation of infrastructure at the university and sabotaging promotions of the senior staff.
The closure of the university comes as a big blow for the 10,000 students enrolled, of whom 1,600 are fresh admissions.
Betihama Jackson, the Kyambogo University Academic Staff Association (KYUASA) chairperson, tells URN that the closure is a good move to clean up the rot though he admits it is unfair to the students.
Christopher Buni, the students Guild President, was dismayed with the decision to close the university but says the university guild will work towards keeping the students calm to avoid any incidents.
All students have been ordered to leave the university by 4pm on Thursday.