Makerere University student from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and BioSecurity (CoVAB) has brought simple proposals back to life after he went down on his knee to ask his lover for her hand in marriage with no so much display.
In a hall of residence at Makerere University believed to be Mary Stuart, the young lad set his priorities straight to officially legalize his bonking process.
“Someone proposed to their girlfriend in a Makerere hall of residence. After people scaring us with helicopters, giraffes-in-the-background et al as the places for proposals, I am happy that someone is bringing the bar back to reachable levels! All the best wamma” a one Godwin Toko blessed the couple.
However, the lovely moment left many guessing and wondering why the young lad had to propose to his girlfriend in a girls’ hall.
About Makerere University Halls of Residence.
Makerere University has twelve Halls of Residence including six for male students and three for female students situated at the main campus.
Mulago Hospital Complex accommodates medical students
Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute – Kabanyolo for third-year students pursuing the degree of Bachelor of Agricultural.
Dag Hammarskjold, houses graduate students. All the Halls and hostels host a population of about 5000 resident undergraduates and 100 graduate students i.e. only 16% of students registered to the University. The rest of the students reside outside the campus either in private hostels or commute from homes.
With the assistance of Wardens and in consultation with Estates Department, the Dean of Students Department is responsible for maintenance of facilities in Halls of Residence and the university hostels.
Dean of Students Department with the assistance of Wardens ensures that appropriate accommodation and catering services are provided to students in accordance with the prevailing budgets. Both Private and Government Sponsored Students are allocated rooms by respective hall committees chaired by the wardens.
Security on campus is a responsibility of the university security Department and the Uganda Police Force.
Private Hostels provide their own security arrangements for the Students they accommodate.
All the above halls have got Beds, Reading tables and Chairs, Television sets connected to DSTV, well-stocked canteens, they also provide running water, security, various sports facilities, fumigation services during holidays, and rest gardens.
Wardens are in charge of Hall Administration with the help of Chief Custodians and others. There is a Students Common Room(SCR) Cabinet in each hall headed by a Chairperson who together with the Cabinet takes care of students’ problems and interests.
1st week of the new academic year – Freshers Orientation Week
2nd Semester – SCR Elections after Guild elections
Last Month of 2nd Semester – Cultural week, Finalists Dinner.
In addition to accommodation in the Halls on campus, there are a number of private hostels around the university. Some of these hostels are affiliated to the University, that is, the University and the owners have reached an understanding to accommodate University students.