By Voice of Lango Editorial (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Students of Lira University who are on government sponsorship yesterday held a protest to express their dissatisfaction with some of the challenges they are facing.
The students led by the university guild speaker, Kule Christ Ndinga decried challenges ranging from fees charged for recess, internship allowances, despite the fact that they are sponsored by government.
They also demanded accountability on utilization of guild fees, failure to repair street lights, which is causing insecurity to students, and allowances for government sponsored students being sent to cater for only 100 students yet they are 200 in number.
The Vice Chancellor Lira University Prof Jaspher Ogwal Okeng said the challenges listed by the students is also being faced by students in other universities like Kabale, Soroti and Gulu University since government does not cater for allowances of all the students.
The Academic Registrar of Lira University Angella Geoffrey asked the students to petition the minister of education and sports for redress.
Agabi Nathan, the Bursar of Lira University said the university only received 144 million shillings for 100 government sponsored students.
Lira Resident City Commissioner Lawrence Egole however asked the students to find amicable means to resolve their grievances with the university administration.
He blamed the university over failure to brief the students on some of the challenges it is facing in meting their welfare.