Residents of Mary Stuart Hall at Makerere University have petitioned the Dean of Students calling for strengthening of security in and around the premises.
Through Students’ Guild minister Mr. Kato Laban, students avers that they lose computers, smartphones to people who climb perimeter walls and sneak into their rooms.
“Ladies in Mary Stuart Hall have reported to me of the thieves that enter into their rooms during day light and in the night and steal their properties,” reads in part of the letter.
The Hall is located adjacent to the School of Psychology and Lumumba Hall. The area is said to have limited security lights and this has put female students at a risk of being raped.
In the letter to the Minister, the students guild called for immediate closure of the small gate behind the Hall which is believed to be the shortcut for the thieves as it is not even authorized for use.
“According to the Guild constitution amended in 2016, Article 44(2) there shall be a security minister to liaise with the University administration on security and other related matters,” the Minister quoted.
Based on this provision by the Guild constitution, the minister has called for University’s intervention to have the students’ properties and lives secured.