Both the teaching and non-teaching staff of Kabale University have laid down their tools accusing the administration of neglecting their concerns.
Recently, more than 40 lectures petitioned the University council chairperson Manzi Tumubweine, through their umbrella body, Kabale University Academic Staff Association demanding their salary arrears for the past four months.
In their July 7th petition, the lecturers also demanded an explanation on why most of them haven’t been considered for inclusion on the government payroll for the 2016/2017 as the university transitions from a private to a public university despite teaching for so many years.
On Wednesday afternoon, the teaching and non-teaching staff convened in the university hall under the leadership of Emanuel Nkundizana, the chairperson Kabale University Teaching Staff Association and resolved to lay down their tools.
Dr. Joseph Tindyebwa, a Public Administration lecturer blamed the crisis at Kabale University on the huge communication gap between the staff and management.