Scores of Kaymbogo University students are reportedly still in their hostels in Banda, regardless of the recent directive which was passed from H.E Yoweri Kaguta Meseveni for all Universities and academic institutions to be closed.
According to the students, their extended stay in these hostels is because they are still awaiting money from their parents for transport to return back to their homes.
Kyambogo University Vice Chancellor, Professor Eli Katunguka closed the University for 32 days in line with the prevention of COVID-19(Coronavirus) with so far, has 9 cases reported in Uganda.
“In line with directives issued out by president, Yoweri Museveni and in the exercise of powers entrusted to me under section 31 of the University and other tertiary institutions Act 2001 as amended, I hereby direct the closure of the University on Friday March 20th, 2020 to Monday 20th April 2020,”Katunguka said.
Katunguka requested all students to go back to their respective homes until further communication about the semester is made. However, several students are still stuck in their hostels.
Speaking to Campus Bee, Janati Mayanja, a Custodian at one of the students hostels, Liam Hostel in Banda said many of these students are giving different reason to prolong their stay. She adds that some of these students hail from distant places across the country and that’s the reason cant force them out.
Mayanja however on a positive note also says that all measures are being taken by these students to keep themselves safe from contracting Coronavirus.
Some of the students encountered told Campus Bee that for the fact that they are finalists, they are busy doing their research and finalizing with their final year projects