By Simon Peter Labeja – Radio King
GULU – Gulu University Students Association (GUASA) says they plan to stage a public demonstration over faculty allowances for students under government sponsorship. The strike will be next week if no proper attention is given to their concerns.
The students feel they are being neglected and unfairly treated. The spokesperson for the students’ body, Keifer Kato says the plan to stage the demonstration was reached at during a meeting between students and their leaders held in the students boardroom at the main campus today.
Only one remittance
He says faculty allowances for students on government sponsorship at Gulu University is remitted only once for the entire course duration as opposed to other public universities which are done annually.
The students have also complained about funds for their electricity Bill being remitted to their hostel owners. Some says it is a malicious plan by the University Administration to swindle their money. They have demanded for explanation from the university Administration.
Room for consultation
The spokesperson for Gulu University Lecturers’ Association, scholastica Amito told journalists today that the university administration received a list of complains from the students and working hard to settle the matters. She urged the students to give some room for consultation.