Kyambogo VC warns new students about conmen

By Robert Segawa
Kyambogo University management has warned newly registered students about conmen who are intending to extort their Tuition fees .
Vice chancellor prof.Eli Katunguka while addressing the journalists at Kyambogo said that the university has so far received over 75 complaints from new students whose tuition has been robbed. He says the conmen disguise themselves as people trying to help students in the clearance process.
Katunguka calls upon parents to be involved in the fees paying processso as to avoid such problems.
Kyambogo university has admitted more than 14000 students and only 5th -Aug-2017 they are starting then continuing students starts on 12th August.
He calls upon to always keep peace whenever at campus to avoid habits such as striking.

Ex Kyambogo guild president on the spot for missing Ugx 20m

Ian Kafuko, the former Kyambogo University Guild President is on the spot for allegedly misusing Shillings 20 million from the guild account. Kafuko reportedly signed for the money to travel to Leiden University in Netherlands for an official visit in April last year, where he was expected to represent the university in vain.

The student leadership in Kyambogo has a partnership with Leiden University, which started in 2014. According to some student leaders, Kafuko presented forged accountability showing that he spent the money in Netherlands. They fault the Dean of students for authorizing the payment of Kafuko as opposed to processing the travel requirements for him.

John Mugabi, the coordinator Kyambogo University-Leiden University students program, says Kafuuko confessed to the Dean of students that he didn’t make the trip, saying he was trying to recover the money from a third party who was meant to go”.
He says the failure by Kafuko to make the trip has impacted heavily on their partnership. According to Mugabi, as a result of the partnership students from Kyambogo would travel to Netherlands on an exchange program, but this is no more.

Muhammad Ssemujju, a student and member of African students for Liberty at Kyambogo University, says Kafuko shouldn’t be allowed to graduate unless he refunds the money.

Sarah Kansime, a Guild Council representative, says the failure by Kafuko to make the trip was a huge embarrassment to Kyambogo University as the host University had made the necessary preparations to host him.

Benard Omokol, a student leader says both the Dean of Students and the Guild president are to blame.

Efforts by our reporter to speak to Kafuko were futile as he could neither pick nor respond to our text messages to his mobile.

Mildred Mbuga, the Dean of Students Kyambogo University, says Kafuko promised to bring the relevant accountability in relation to the travel. She however, couldn’t respond to the allegation of possible connivance between University authorities and Kafuko.

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Kyambogo student strangles 13 year old boy to death

By Robert Ssegawa
Police is investigating the circumstances under which a Kyambogo University student strangled to death a 13 year old boy.  Henry Kyagulanyi  a second year student of  Education in science kidnapped  Andrew Tumwebaze a primary Seven pupil of Lunguja Global Primary school, killed him, wrapped the  body in a polythene bag, and buried on a farm . Hebert Muhangi the commander Flying squad they are holding Kyagulanyi to help with investigations.

Public Universities remain closed despite talks with Education minister

By Alice Lubwama
 
Public Universities will remain closed this Thursday  as none teaching staff from public universities vow to continue with their strike.
 Although the Education minister Janet Kataha Museveni assured parliament yesterday that they will resume work tomorrow, the chairperson none teaching staff Association Jackson Betihama says that they will continue with the industrial act strike until they get clear communication in writing r on how and when they will be paid.In the meeting they held with the ministers of education and finance, they resolved   that their arrears will be paid out in the second quarter of financial year 2016/17, but the ministry of education was given a condition to put the resolution in writing by yesterday.
However Betihama says that the letter received from the permanent secretary of the ministry education is not clear on how the   salary increment and payment of salary arrears will be implemented. The workers have been on strike for more than a week.

 

NWSC: Store enough water and use it sparingly.

National Water and Sewerage Corporation is shutting down water supplies in several parts of Kampala today to allow for upgrade works on the manually operated power system at Ggaba.

NWSC 8Most affected areas will be the areas east of Kampala, including Naguru, Kisasi, Bukoto, Ntinda, Kiwatule, Kulambiro, Kyanja, Kyambogo and Naalya, parts of Kyambogo and the surrounding areaa from 8:00am- 10:00pm.

NWSC 5The 15hour shutdown is to allow Sogea Contractors and National Water and Sewerage Corporation engineers to upgrade the manually operated power system and also integrate the first phase of the new switch gear system.

NWSC 3This change in technology is part of the ongoing rehabilitation works in Ggaba 1 to reduce reactive energy, further ensure efficiency in operation and part of ongoing refurbishment works to add 50million liters per day to the Kampala service area.

NWSC 6 National Water and Sewerage Corporation advise its customers to store enough water and use it sparingly because it will take some time for the system to fully stabilize after 15hours of shutdown.