Uganda is currently in lockdown and some of the students are still in hostels. This came up because the Lock down was declared when it was not expected and some of the students had spent more than a month in the hostels. This means they had spent all the money that they had.
Even when they had some less money to bail them out, the transport charges were too high (More than double) and this could not work in their favour.
Having expereience a lockdown before during the year 2020 due to COVID 19, We are more aware of the impact of COVID to students who remain in the Hostels. These face challenges like:
1. Un prepared marriages
2. Unwanted pregnancies for ladies
3. Involvement in gang groups
4. Imoral conducts
5. Death due to hunger and any other diseases because they lack money for treatment