Busoga University Students Strike

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They are also protesting the directive that they should clear 50 percent of the tuition and the full amount of functional fees before they can access lectures.

Students of Busoga University Kamuli campus have staged a strike to protest increment of tuition fees.
 
More than 200 students camped outside the university gate this morning to demand an explanation from the administration for the more than 100 percent tuition increase.
 
They accused management of hiking tuition from 417,500 shillings to 1,109,500 million shillings without prior notification.
 
They are also protesting the directive that they should clear 50 percent of the tuition and the full amount of functional fees before they can access lectures.
 
The angry students also accused management of bias, saying, the revised rates only affect students at Kamuli campus yet their colleagues at other campuses pay the old rate of tuition fees. 
 
The students say several meetings held with the university principal and bursar to resolve the matter has yield no positive results. 
 
Anent Mukyala, a third year Social Work and Social Administration - SWASA student says that since they received communication about the tuition fees increment on 2, February 2015, no lecturer has showed up to teach.

Yeseeri Kagona, the principal Busoga University Kamuli campus arrived at the university at 7am this morning and entered his office but he was whisked off by unidentified people when the students started gathering at his door.

James Lwalanda, the coordinator Busoga University Kamuli campus centre declined to comment on the matter.