Kabale University Grapples With Inadequate Lecture Rooms

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Professor Joy Kwesiga, the Kabale University Vice Chancellor, says the lecture room crisis worsened when government took over the university leading to high enrollment of students.

Kabale University is grappling with inadequate lecture space, which has forced several students to attend lectures under tree shades and verandahs. The university has a total enrollment of 2600 students. Government took over the university last year.



The high enrollment of students has created a lecture room crisis in the university.  Our reporter visited Kabale University on Monday and found post graduate education students waiting to attend their lecture on the verandah.


 
One of the students told URN on condition of anonymity that studying under the verandah and tree shades has its own challenges as they are always disrupted by wind and sunshine. He says they expect the situation to worsen when it starts raining, which may force lecturers to suspend lectures. 



He wants government to consider constructing lecture rooms at the university. Professor Joy Kwesiga, the Kabale University Vice Chancellor, says the lecture room crisis worsened when government took over the university leading to high enrollment of students.

 
Manzi Tumubweine, the chairperson Kabale University Council, says their main challenge is inadequate structure.

 
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About the author

Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.