University has lifted the ban on students carrying bags into the university.
On Tuesday, the University Secretary released a circular indicating that only
specific laptop bags, small bags for females and light bags would be accepted
after thoroughly checking at the gate.
Following the November twin bomb explosions in Kampala, several universities issued
directives stopping students from carrying bags to the campus as one of the
measures to guard against terror threats.
Some of the universities that issued the directive include Makerere
University Business School-MUBS, Ndejje University, and Mbarara University.
This week, learners
petitioned the administration to have the ban lifted because their property was
being damaged by rain.
Sharon Ankunda, a student in her Second Year said that though the banning of
bags from campus was a security measure, some of the students' property was
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Sauya Ufman, a student lost his University Identity cards which they are
supposed to present daily at the Main Gate before accessing University
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Christine Ahabwe noted that she experienced major inconvenience with the ban on
bags during her menstruation periods.
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Nalumansi, a Third Year student says that the university should resort to using
metal detectors than having students leave bags at the gate.
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University Business School-MUBS and Makerere University, students have been freely accessing the university
with their bags after relaxing on the previous security measures. The students
are now required to present either a student Identity card or a National
Identity card for non-students, in addition to checking bags at key entry