The Makerere University (MAK) Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has clarified on a circular making rounds that was issued by the Livingstone Hall warden asking students to remove their property from the hall.
“This is to request all Non Finalist Resident Students who left their property in the rooms to remove their belongings before the finalists report back, these rooms shall be occupied by Finalist Government Non Resident Students please do not risk,” reads the circular dated 25 May 2020.
Prof. Nawangwe has clarified that students were required to remove their belongings at the time of closure of the University and that the case of Livingstone Hall is an isolated one.
“Following several inquiries by parents and other stakeholders regarding the circular issued by the Warden of Livingstone Hall, I wish to clarify that students residing in halls of residence were required to remove their property when vacating the halls at the time the University closed,” the Vice Chancellor tweeted.
He said that most students removed their property and the case of Livingstone Hall is being handled by Management.
During his 14th address to the nation on Monday 18 May, President Museveni directed the Ministry of Education and Sports to develop guidelines to reopen schools and tertiary institutions for candidate classes finalists.
On Tuesday, Education State Minister Rosemary Sseninde told Parliament that the Ministry had not yet set the date for reopening.