Mulago Medical Students Petition Parliament

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The students of Uganda Institute of Allied Health and Management Sciences Mulago have petitioned parliament over the mismanagement of the institute.

The students of Uganda Institute of Allied Health and Management Sciences Mulago have petitioned parliament over the mismanagement of the institute.

The petition which was presented by Busongora North MP William Nzoghu follows the closure of the school on November 20 by the principal of the institute. The closure of the institute came after the students demonstrated over lack of power for over two months and poor accommodation.

The students according to the petition do not have enough beds with some students sleeping in wardens’ office and classrooms and that the institute has poor sanitation facilities.

//cue in: “inadequate accommodation space...
Cue out: ...condition of toilets.”

The students in the petition demand that the institute be reopened as soon as possible and that the electricity be in place by the time of the reopening. The students also ask that they don’t pay 50 percent of the examination registration fee for this semester and that administration returns money that the students spent on transport back home when the institute was closed.

They also demand that the principle of the institute be investigated in terms of performance and management. Deputy speaker Jacob Oulanya referred the petition to the education committee which is required to report back to the house after 45 days.

The institute which was formerly called Mulago paramedical school was closed under the instructions of the principal Wilson Rwandebo who later reopened it but only for first year students.
He said the other students will resume after their fate has been decided by the council.