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Kyambogo University Lifts Ban On Carrying Bags

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.
Some Students leaving Kyambogo University through the maingate with backpacks

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Kyambogo 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 stolen.

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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 premises.

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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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Bridget Nalumansi, a Third Year student says that the university should resort to using metal detectors than having students leave bags at the gate. //Cue in: “Like this one…

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At Makerere 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 points.

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