While graduands from the College of Health Sciences, School of Law, and the College of Natural Sciences were celebrating their victory on Monday, representatives of over 40 affected students met at University Hall awaiting to hear from their college Principal on the matter.
The university is considering using part of the funds to renovate halls of residence, staff offices, and classroom blocks that are dilapidated. Some of these structures have not been renovated for more than 15 years.
Julius Katerega, a former Guild President at Makerere, whose regime witnessed the fire at the Ivory Tower, said that even while the tower was being demolished, his source of strength is that it would be set up again.
The applicants further want a declaration that the action of failure to entertain their appeal is unlawful, high-handed, unjust, irrational and a violation of a fair hearing and fair administrative treatment protected in the constitution.
According to Nawangwe, Excel Construction Company quoted Shillings 20.5 Billion, which is close to their own estimate of about Shillings 21 Billion. Fire gutted the iconic building popularly known as the ivory in 2020.
According to Professor Eria Hisali, the University representative, the training will address inefficiencies among government officials who fail to sustain projects because of poor preparation and unskilled project analysis.
In the suspension letter to the affected students, Professor Henry Alinaitwe, the Acting Makerere University Vice-Chancellor, said that over 150 windowpanes across 91 windows at both Mitchel and University Halls were shattered.
The redwood piano-like instrument was donated to the department by a former lecturer at the Department of Zoology, Professor Rowell Hugh as a token of appreciation for the relationship he established with Makerere University between 1961 and 1970.