BY WALTER KUMIRA
GULU: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER, 23, 2021
Gulu College of Health Science in Pece Laroo division in Gulu City has remained close up to date despite pressure from the Acholi Parliamentary Group (APG).
The school was closed down on the 8th of this month, after Police in Gulu Central Police Station Commanded by Joseph Mumbere, the acting DPC of Gulu CPS, in the morning hours used teargas and sticks to dispersed students for allegedly organizing strike over increment intuition fees and mistreatment of some tutors.
The shutting down of Gulu College of Health Science, however, generated a lot of concern from members of the public over the manner the school administrators used the Police to destabilize and disorganize the peaceful students who were reading their books inside their dormitories.
On Monday 13th of this month, Members of Parliament in Acholi Sub Region under Acholi Parliamentary Group-APG body, led by John Amos Okot, MP for Agago North, who also double as the general Secretary of the group, during a meeting with school leader and students body gave one-week ultimatum to reopen the school or else they will take another step.
It seems the energy used by the Members of Parliament to exert pressure on the Principal of the school to reopen the school within one week fell on deaf ears as the school is still close up to date.
Saul Nasasira, the Guild President of the school, says they are unsure when the school will be opened due to lack of clear communications from either the Governing Council of Uganda and the school administration.
Jean Babalanda, the Principal of the school, said the role and responsibility of reopening the school lies in the hands of the Ministry of Education and Sports.