Makerere University has issued decrees outlawing sexual intercourse and provocative/indecent dressing that arouses sexual urges.
Makerere University Vice Chancellor, John Ddumba Ssentamu, met with other administrators this week and chronicled the new rules that will run the country’s most prestigious institution.
New Vision reports that among those habits banned from the institution include; provocative dressing, smoking, alcoholism, hooliganism, sexual immorality which all now are penalised by total dismissal.
Pregnant students are to keep out of the university halls of residence until they give birth.
They can only come back to the halls two months after they have deliver but they shouldn’t bring the baby along.
The announcement sent students into a hubbub and left them divided.
The angry ones warned the administration to “stop joking” while Education student representatives, as we learnt, embraced the rules saying they will help in curbing indiscipline.
But the charged university student committee promised to visit the Ivory Tower, sit down and reason with their administrators.
Among the crimes now highly punished at the campus is leading strikes which results into destruction of university property.
Instances of hooliganism that led to the killing of a student at Nkrumah Hall last year will not be tolerated anymore.
Also outlawed is dodging lectures, tests, course works and exams.
However, the administration promised to be lenient with the less damaging crimes.
In reaction to these set rules, the university information ministry condemned the strict rules as being purposed to “take away the students’ freedom like the freedom to demonstrate”.
Student leaders are set to sit with the University Council to reach a compromise.