Earlier today, graduands from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) together with those from other sister colleges stormed the distribution points of gowns but when they reached there, they were told to come back on Wednesday 15th January which didn’t sound good to them, they almost knelt down requesting the university to give them gowns today but there was nothing to change due to shortage of gowns at that moment and the university was following the program they released.
A group of students mobilized themselves and they opted to move around freedom square singing phrases like “we want gowns”, “wewe” among other things.
Some students showed their dissatisfaction about the University PRO Dr Kiggundu who said on Saturday that graduands can still graduate without gowns, adding that what matters is the transcript they are going to receive.
“We have struggled with academics as our parents and guardians were looking for money to pay for those gowns and then you come and tell us that even if we don’t get gowns we can still come in our usual clothes yet we paid for them! Now what shall we tell our children that we graduated without gowns? Even those in Nursery graduate to primary level with their gowns on?” Solomon, a graduand from CHUSS explained.
Other students who came from up country are still stranded at Makerere without their gowns being given to them and they cried out that the fees for lodges and hotels they are staying in at the moment are increasing everyday which affects them.