BY WALTER KUMIRA
GULU: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER, 27, 2021
The Ministry of Education and Sports has finally scheduled Thursday, 30th of September, 2021 for the long-awaited reopening of Gulu College of Health science.
Gulu College of Health Science which is located along Gulu Kampala Highway in Pece Laroo division in Gulu City, was closed down on the 9th of this month, following the unrest involving students, School Administrations and the Police in Gulu CPS on after students demanded for explanations over the increment in tuition fees and unfair treatment from sections of tutors.
In a copy of the letter seen by www.westniletodaynews.com dated 24th of September, 2021signed by the Principal of the School, reads following the closure of the institution on the 9th of September, 2021 due to the students’ unrest, I have been directed by the Ministry of education and Sports to reopen the college on Thursday,30th of September 2021 for Year Two and Year Three Students as Ministry responds to the issues associated with the closure.
Jean Babalanda, the Principal of the Institution, in an interview with our reporter confirmed receiving the directive for the reopening of the school and ask each students to report with COVID-19 Protective gears such as Facemask, Hand Sanitizers, Hand Gloves, and medical mask for personal use while in classrooms, compound in hostels and in clinical areas.
Saul Nasasira, the Guild President of the institution, on behalf of the students’ body, welcomes the development, stating that that was what they have been advocating and waiting for a long time.
Saul however, asked all the students to prepare themselves and report back to the college on the 30th of this month as scheduled as they wait for the issues of fees structures.
Nasasira Shifura, the Gender Minister of the institution, said she welcome the reopening of the school, but it is still meaningless to reopen the school without sorting the issues of fees structures because it was a major of the students and even parents wants to know how much each will pay before they send their sons and daughters back to school.
Shifura said she is very disappointed with the school administrations to reopen the school minus solving the saga surrounding the fees structures yet they were sent home to allow the Ministry of Education and Sports, Governing Council of Uganda and School leaders to sort out the matter.