Makerere university students say power outages will affect their end of semester exams

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Makerere university students have expressed concern over the increasing power black outs and internet service disconnections at the campus. The university has been experiencing power cuts for the last three weeks. The situation went out of control yesterday evening when several parts of the university experienced a long power outage lasting from 9 am in the morning to 9.00pm. Several sections of the university including the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, Main library, Main Building, Faculty of Agriculture, Arts, Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics, Institute of language and Social Science and St Francis Chapel remained without power for the best parts of the day. Nicholas Mukose Katambala a first year Information Technology student said that the Science and Computing faculty was running on generators and this has impacted negatively on evening students. While Martin Mbui says the power outage has led to congestion in the main university library as students are preparing for their exams. //Cue In: iMany students#i Cue Out: i#like baboons.i// Students are only a week away from their examinations. Tonny Opio a second year education student says that the power black outs are disrupting their revision timetable. A source in Umeme yesterday said that they had disconnected part of the university due to accumulated bills. Ssekandi Muhamed a second year student in Library Science said there must be something terribly wrong in the university administration that is failing to provide services to the students at the end of the semester. According to Ssekandi Makerere should be declared bankrupt. //Cue In: iThe reasons#i Cue Out: i#same problem.i// The University Public relations officer Gilbert Kadilo has declined to comment on the power and internet disconnection saying the services available.


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