This article was last updated on May 26, 2022
University of Bahr el Ghazal students have gone on strike for what they called power absence and other basic facilities.
The state authorities over the weekend had to heavily deploy security personnel to quell the situation.
“We are on strike because of power, water and other services that we paid our money for,” a student said.
“The dean of students at the university is not taking student matters at the campus including sanitation at the student hostels serious.”
According to the striking students, the Vice Chancellor’s weakness to effectively administer university affairs and the dean of students (his relative), whom they accused of having failed to perform have made them go on strike.
The dean of students according to the students also appointed his own son to run the hostels at the campus which has resulted to lack of accountability in administrative system.
University of Bahr el Ghazal continues with its operations after other universities including Upper Nile closed down since the internal armed conflict began in mid-December last year.
This is not the first time for the students of the University of Bahr el Ghazal have gone on strike. Last year, medical students protested over lack of teaching.