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Security tightened as campuses plan to reopen

Security has been strengthened in many Universities as campuses plan to reopen on November 1st amidst terror fears.

Security tightened as Universities plan to reopen

Universities have tightened security around campuses ahead of phased reopening for physical learning.

This comes after the country has experienced several explosions in the past weeks, both of which have claimed lives and injured several others.

Since the start of the week, institutions like Kyambogo University, Makerere University and Makerere University Business School strengthened measures, with Police officers casually walking around the campuses to ensure law, safety and order.

The Makerere University Vice Chancellor revealed in a memo that the eastern and Western gates of the campus would be closed temporarily for security reasons and Police Officers had been deployed to maintain security.

The deployed officers have to check every pedestrian and vehicle entering the University to make sure they are not in any way a threat to the security of the students on campus.

“Please note that for security reasons, the Eastern and Western gates will be closed till further notice,” the memo read in part.

The Vice Chancellor noted that the measures were in response to the recent terror attacks across the country and asked the students to cooperate with the officers.

The atmosphere at Kyambogo University has also changed with the deployment of security personnel who roam the streets of the Banda campus. Every student entering is subjected to a metal detector and thorough checking.

Nkumba University, Uganda Christian University and Ndejje University have also reportedly beefed up deployment at their campuses.

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