Following the burning of the iconic building at Makerere University on the 20th of last month, the administration at the university has today launched a drive to have the historic building restored.
Launching the restoration drive today at the university campus, the vice chancellor, Prof. Barnabus Nawangwe stated that they cannot wait for the final police investigations to start on the restoration of the 1938 building which might cost them over UGX.15Bn to get it back to its original form.
The administration mentions that they have so far received USD.1M from master card foundation and UGX.1M from prof. Kabumba and call on all the alumni and well-wishers to run to their noble cause of having the main building restored who works is expected to be complete by 2022, the year Uganda’s oldest high education center will be marking its 100 years in existence.
The university administration reveals that a preliminary report on the fire outbreak was expected to be produced to them by yesterday but it was not possible as investigating teams from the police, ministry of works and university select internal teams had not yet finalized with the investigations.
Currently all offices which have been operating from the main building have been transferred to the central teaching facility 2 building providing space for work to run as usual.
The university that is preparing to welcome back over 4000 finalists on 5th October will run for seven weeks which were left to end semester before the premature closure of the education institutions by the president on 20th March this year. The students will now start writing their exams early December this year with others to study online following inspection by the national council for higher education which was convinced that Makerere university has the capacity to carry out online lessons.