The Islamic University in Uganda has indefinitely suspended the contracts of both teaching and non-teaching staff.
The institution has also temporarily closed all its
campuses after failing to pay staff salaries.
The university which is based in Mbale District has two campuses in Kampala and one in Arua.
It employs 600 full-time members of staff and about
300 on a part-time basis.
The university top management notes that they have made a review of their finances and established that they don’t have sufficient funds.
They argue that most of the students had not completed payment of tuition fees, which is the main source of income for the University.
The decision was communicated to all staff members by the University Secretary Hussein Lukyamuzi.
According to Lukyamuzi, all running employment
contracts will be suspended from June 1, 2020, until when the University
reopens and can resume paying salaries.