Private students totaling 100 are stranded at Makerere University after the administration evicted them from Lumumba Hall to pave the way for renovation.
One of the student of journalism and communication said he cannot afford rent outside the campus premises.“I might not get accommodation this semester. I will probably move to different students’ rooms. I tried acquiring a room in University Hall but the person does not accept installments. He wants a minimum of Shs450,000 to sell his room to me which is Shs150,000 higher than the one I used to pay in Lumumba. I might opt for a dead year.”
Mr Philip Tukamushaba, another affected student, said rooms outside the campus premises are expensive.
“We have been accessing rooms at Shs300,000 a semester, but now I have to pay around Shs700,000 in a hostel,’’ he said.
“About 30,000 of the 35,000 of the students, including 2,000 government students reside in hostels off campus. There is no crisis if the 100 privately sponsored students who resided in Lumumba do the same,” according tothe Vice Chancellor Prof Nawangwe Banarbas .