More than 100 Tanzanian students studying at Makerere University are stranded in Kampala, following an abrupt closure of the university yesterday.
The University council yesterday announced an abrupt closure of the university and ordered all students out of the campus within five hours.
The President of the Tanzania Makerere University Students Association (TAZAMA), Godfrey Obonyo, says that most of the stranded Tanzanian students are private while others are on the university's exchange program.
Obonyo says most of the students have no transport to return back to their home. He says many of the students have been forced to abandon their properties at the university as they look for places to reside outside the university.
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Obonyo today met the Tanzanian High commissioner to Kampala, to negotiate for the students transport back home. He says the first Secretary to the commission, Anisa Mbega, has promised to facilitate the students transport.
Meanwhile the Dean of Students, John Ekudu, has called the Tanzanian students back to University Hall, where they have been promised one-night accommodation as they await transport home.