Makerere University has announced that they will allow non-residents who want to use their Halls of residence during this “finalist” semester at a fee of UGX 145,000.
One thing with many of us, despite what classes of life we fall in, is the fact that people’s livelihood, income, and any sort of earnings were greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which crippled several sectors of the economy.
Various reports have shown that one of the most hit sectors was Education. All this emanates from a Presidential Directive issued by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on 28th March 2020 calling for the temporary closure of all institutions of learning right from Nurseries to Universities.
Later on, the government would announce that schools would be reopened on 20th September 2020 as states in a letter addressed to the Public from the Cabinet Minister of Education and Sports Mrs. Janet Kataha Museveni.
The reopening of schools, a measure that one would think pleases the public, instead made them even more worried as so many parents, guardians, and sponsors who barely had money as they couldn’t work during the COVID-19 lockdown wondered where they would get the required fees to take their children back to school.
However, news reaching our desk indicates that the gallant Makerere University has under the authorization of its administration decided to offer their halls of residents to non-resident candidates at a fee of UGX 145,000 as compared to some hostels like Olympia Hostel which fixed its rent at UGX. 200,000 although one must take into consideration the point of convenience.
This was announced by the Makerere University dean of students, Cyriaco Kabagembe who said that residents would however be considered first while allocating rooms in halls of residence.