Sunday, 23 November 2008

Varsity students’ strikes, demands dissapoint JK

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

President Jakaya Kikwete has expressed grave disappointment on the recent spate of strikes by local public university students in the country over procedures used by students to demand their rights. The President said this yesterday during the 10th graduation ceremony of St Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) in Mwanza.

He said that he had no problem with people demanding for their rights but do not have to strike, vandalise and insult people. He said; "I was once a student leader at the University of Dar es Salaam and I did such things. My problem is when students engage in misplaced arrogance, become rowdy, vandalise property and beat up those not part of the strike".

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