University of Bahr El Ghazal Students Strike Over Power Outages

Students of the University of Bahr el Ghazal last night went on strike over lack of power at the institution.

The students were protesting against lack of electricity at the Wau campus as they prepare for their examinations set to start in a few days.

An economics student at the university David Kuot told Gurtong that the strike was peaceful, adding that no violence or destruction of property was witnessed.

“We were simply voicing our concerns so that the university administration can address the issue urgently. We need to study for our forthcoming examinations”, he said.

Following the strike, state authorities sent in security officers and the fire brigade to patrol the campus and to prevent the situation from getting out of hand.

Kuot said the students have blocked any services by the non-teaching staff until the issue in resolved.

Most students have expressed fears over possible postponement of the examinations as the Christmas holiday approaches followed by the Southern Sudan referendum

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