Students Burn Dormitory Over Confiscated Phones

Police in Mbarara are investigating circumstances under which a group of students at Kashaka High School in Bubaare sub-county on Wednesday burnt the boys' dormitory after the school administrators confiscated their phones.

Taban Chiriga, the officer in charge of criminal investigations department said that the suspected students will be arraigned in court, and once found guilty, they will have to pay for the damages caused.

Keith Muhakanizi: Money For Striking Staff Was Used In S. Sudan Conflict

At a time when students in public universities expect the government to be finalising with disbursing Shs 56bn for the striking varsity staff, Keith Muhakanizi, the permanent secretary for ministry of Finance has insisted there is no money.

While being hosted on Capital FM on Saturday, a day when all public universities were expected to open after several postponements, Muhakanizi said: "The supplementary budget money that would be used to pay striking staff was spent on South Sudan rescue mission...and there is no money now."