“We have suffered enough stress” – UCU students threaten to strike over exams
A section of students at Uganda Christian University has threatened to hold a demonstration over the institution’s handling of exams.
The fourth-year Law students yesterday wrote to the Vice-Chancellor expressing their dissatisfaction towards UCU’s continued silence on when exams will commence.
The students argue that repeated efforts to have the timetable availed in time and extension of the exams to a more convenient period have not yielded fruits.
“The class representatives together with members of LLB4 have requested the University to make clear the date when the semester is meant to end but all efforts have been rendered futile,” read a letter to the UCU Vice-Chancellor in charge of academic affairs.
They state that this, coupled with continued demands for accommodation fees from their hostels has caused unimaginable mental distress.
Therefore, the learned men and women have vowed to hold a demonstration on campus until their issues are addressed.
They will convene at the N block in the morning and will move to the Vice Chancellor’s office premises.
The students have promised to observe social distancing and follow other SOPs.