1000 Gulu university students suspended for burning hall


Gulu University in the Northern district of Uganda has suspended more than 1,000 students over strike.

The students from Faculty of Education and Humanities on Wednesday set ablaze the university’s multi-purpose hall over what they described as delayed delivery of examination results which they wrote in December 2015.

According to university deputy spokesperson Mahmoud Khalid, the suspension takes immediate effect and investigations into the strike have been launched.

The university main campus remained heavily guarded by riot police while no student was allowed to access the campus.

This is the second strike this year in which students protest against management’s failure to handle students’ welfare.

In March, pharmacy students locked their lecturers and other administrators in their offices protesting the failure by the lecturers to teach them

Universities in Uganda have of recent been involeved in students strike over a number of reasons including delayed examination results, poor hygiene, lack of lessons, with the most common one being hiked tuition.

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