Over the years, the administration of UCU has noticed that the material in the library is barely used by the students. this has therefore raised concern over the students underutilizing library resources that are presumed readily available.
Mr Richard Mulwanya, a lecturer in the Mass communication department clearly stated that students do not want to read and yet there is plenty to read in the library in both text and an online platform as well.
On inquiring from the students why they stay away from the library, it was realised that that the main concern is the attitude of the library service providers that keep them away.
One of the students is reported to have fled the library in tears in 2013 during her first year after being ill treated the gentleman at the library entrance. The student in question rushed to the chaplaincy’s office where she avantantly expressed herself,
“Is this a centre of excellence? You don’t have any excellence in the way you treat us,” she added
Other students seem to keep away from the library because contrary to what the administration believes, there is in fact a scarcity of books as recorded by the library catalogue.
“It is frustrating to walk into the library and find no books. How are we supposed to do our research?”Stephen Kibwiika, a student in BAMC3 stated.