Students Cautioned Against Strikes
By: Melanie Aanyu
Uganda’s Vice President Jessica Alupo has cautioned students against resorting to strikes whenever they are expressing dissatisfaction over any situation in school.
She says that it is high time students embrace dialogue with the school administrators to iron out their grievances in an amicable way instead of resorting to violence.
She made the remarks while representing President Yoweri Museveni, at the Centennial celebrations for St. Henry’s College Kitovu, in Masaka City Saturday where she expressed concern that the student strikes don’t only cause infrastructural damages but also soil the reputation of the affected and impede the government’s broader objective of developing the education sector.
Her advice comes at a time when the country has in the recent past registered a series of school strikes in different parts of the country.