By GEORGE EMURON
Police in East Kyoga has arrested four students of Soroti University who were protesting against long holidays, lack of dead year recovery, lack of equipment in the faculties, and failure to have in-take for year ones in the 2022/23 Intake
The four students found carrying placards in the University on 8 September were John Francis Abwongoto, the guild president, Jacob Eperu, the guild speaker, Aida Atujukirwe, the University students’ prime minister and one student Ranyan Zanzaze student.
Donned in blue and yellow colored university gowns, the four students vowed to go on with the strike demanding that the Vice Chancellor tackles the issues affecting them and that the University secure equipment for their lesson.
Reports from students indicate that they were striking on grounds that the campus is not giving out students allowances, there are no retakes for students, and lack of WIFI in the University among other concerns.
Mr Oscar Gregory Ageca, the east Kyoga police spokesperson confirmed the arrests and said the four were arrested to help police with the investigation.
“Students had their differences with the school administrators, so when we intervened few accepted to stop the strike but the arrested student leaders were fueling it further, so as police we arrested them”, said Ageca.
Mr Ageca also added that the students wanted to conduct a procession blocking all Soroti main roads, which is illegal, “Blocking mains roads and storming Soroti town is illegal so in order to control the situation we had to arrest them”, added Ageca.
Mr Juma Hassan Nyene, the University’s public relations officer, said management has noted the concerns of the student leaders and will act appropriately.
Mr Anitah Birungi, vice president of Soroti University said they will not enter class until their concerns are responded to. Ends