Islamic University in Uganda sends home its staff due to COVID-19

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Islamic University in Uganda sends home its staff due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Islamic University in Uganda 9IUIU) has decided to send home its employees. This is due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in Uganda. In addition, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni issued directives to close up all the institutions in the country.

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Therefore this gave the University a hard time to continue giving monthly salaries to its employees and also meet other financial obligations. Therefore due to the untimely closure of the University, all employees’ contracts have been suspended with immediate effect.

“I am authorized to inform you that it has been decided that employment contracts for all IUIU staff are suspended indefinitely,” the letter read.

However, the Islamic University in Uganda will pay all the staff salaries until the end of May but they will get back to work when the University reopens.

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Islamic University in Uganda staff members pause for a photo

According to the letter, a few staff members are going to stay to work on the terms to be agreed upon. In addition, such staff will, however, be informed by the University secretary before May 31st, 2020. Therefore the Islamic University in Uganda appealed for the maximum cooperation and continued understanding of all the staff members. In addition, as the University and the entire country tries to get through these trying moments of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Briefly, the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) came into existence in the year 1988. It has four branches in the country. In addition, these branches include Campuses in Mbale, Kampala, Arua, and Kabojja In Wakiso District.

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How has COVID-19 affected businesses in Uganda?

Well, from our point of view, many businesses in this country have shut down completely and we doubt if they still have a lifeline. In addition, all businesses in Uganda are at a standstill due to lockdown caused by the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. Most of the Ugandans are at home at the moment with nothing to keep them busy. Details to follow…

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