A total of Five Halls of Residence are to remain closed as Makerere University reopens for finalists.
According to university management, the returning students will be accommodated in designated halls on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The affected include Complex, Livingstone, Lumumba, Mitchell halls, and off-campus Kabanyoro student’s hostel.
The dean of students Makerere University Cyriaco Kabagembe, said that the decision was taken to ensure the security of students, management of resources, and proper enforcement of the standard operating procedures.
The university will only accommodate 1,180 finalists who were residents in various halls. Female finalists will occupy Africa and Mary Stuart halls while their male counterparts will occupy Nkurumah, University, and Nsibirwa halls.
Makerere University has a total of 10 Halls of Residence ie Complex, Livingstone, Lumumba, Mitchell halls, Kabanyoro student’s hostel, Africa, Mary Stuart, Nkurumah, University, and Nsibirwa halls.
The university will provide allowances to non-resident government-sponsored students, and according to Kabagambe, before the lockdown, the university had provided at least half of the Shs 760,000 for each government-sponsored students.