Mbarara University staff strike suspended,Vice Chancellor vows not to resign.
Western Uganda – Teaching and non teaching staff at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) have agreed to suspend their strike for four weeks pending investigations by the parliamentary committee on education into the alleged embezzlement.
The staff went on strike last week which paralyzed business resulting into a students’ strike, prompting the education ministry to intervene and investigate on their claims that the vice chancellor Prof Celestine Obua and university secretary Melcure Byaruhanga are corrupt.
The staff maintains that the accused must resign.
On Thursday, Members of Parliament on the parliamentary committee on education and sports spent the whole day meeting the leaders of the lecturers and the administration at Kihumuro campus.
According to Mbarara University of Science and Technology Senior Administration Forum – (MUSTASA) general secretary Julius Taremwa, the decision was taken to ensure that the students don’t miss end of 2nd semester exams which are scheduled to kickoff on May 20, 2019.