Gulu College Of Health Science Reopens After Two Weeks Of Closure

Gulu college of health students wait to sign compliance forms on first day of reporting after strike

BY WALTER KUMIRA

GULU: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2021

Gulu College of Health Science has finally reopened following a two-week closure due to a strike by the students.

The students began reporting on Thursday and were required to sign a consent for signifying that they will comply with the rules and regulations of the school before stepping on the school compound.

Saul Nasasira, the Guild President of the College, said students are happy to report back to school and ready for learning because they have been advocating for the reopening of the college.

He however, said less than a hundred students have so far reported back to school on the first day and the majority of the students were expected to report on the subsequent days.

The Gulu medical school was indefinitely closed down on September 9, 2021 after students and police engaged in running battles as the students protested what they said was unfair increment of tuition fees and maltreatment of students by some tutors.

On the September 24, the Ministry of Education and Sport, wrote to Jean Babalanda, the Principal of the school, instructing him to reopen the college for year Two and Three students with effect from September 30, 2021.

Grace Ayee, one of the students, welcomed the reopening though she remained unhappy over the unresolved issue of the tuition fees which was the main cause of the strike and the eventual closure of the college.

Meanwhile Principal Babalanda urged the students to concentrate of lectures and make up for the lost time as their grievances regarding the tuition increment and other complaints are looked into.

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