19 November 2012

Uganda: Mulago Medical Students Strike

Photo: Agnes Ntambi/New Vision
Mulago medical students demonstrate

Police have deployed heavily at the Uganda Institute of Allied Health and Management at the main referral Hospital Mulago to avert chaos by the students.

The over 200 students on Monday morning went on strike protesting poor accommodation claiming that a room which is supposed to accommodate 2 people, houses 8.

They also accuse the management of charging them sh90, 000 library fees yet there are no books in the library. Other grievances include poor hygiene and bad meals.

Alfred Otim, the deputy principal of the institute promised to solve the students' grievances saying their issues cannot be solved overnight.

"There are steps to follow and other partners involved in resolving their problems but I promise that this will be resolved. I urge them to be patient and just give us some time as we find ways of resolving this together with our partners," he added.

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