By Juma Nsubuga
Members of parliament seating on the education committee at parliament chaired by Mityana district woman MP Sylvia Namabidde yesterday grilled the governing council of Uganda institute of Allied Health and management science, the former Mulago paramedical schools over the unjustifiable state of the institute.
The MPs who included Kasibante Moses, Joseph Sewungu, Sylvia Namabidde among others said that the environment at the institute is not favoring the studies of the students at all.
The MPs cited out the lack of power at the institute which has increased students expenditure while making life hard for them. The poor accommodation, feeding on poor meals has become monotonous and academics among others even the safety of students is not guaranteed and students experience psychological torture by the governing council.
The MPs further tasked the governing council to explain why the institution doesn’t have power since 8th September last year to date yet students pay huge money.
“These people want to eat all the money at the institute. They have failed to pay electricity Bills the reason why students sleep in darkness yet students pay money in time. We shall pin the governing council in our report for failing the institute” Said Rubaga North MP Moses Kasibante
The MPs also discovered that student’s constitutional right to education, right to information, right to the media and right to peaceful demonstration abused by the governing council.
The governing council led by its Principle Dr W Wandembo Mugisha failed to answer question about the unjustifiable state of the institute.