Gulu University students have demanded for the immediate establishment of condom outposts in their respective hostels and toilets rather than a centralised distribution point at the University clinic.
This was revealed last week at Gulu University main campus hall during the launch of the Evidence based on prevalence of HIV/AIDS research conducted in 2010 in 6 universities of Uganda. The University came top with 1.8% and Mbarara University with the least prevalence at 0.4%.
Professor Kenneth Bwongamoi one of the heads of the research team from Faculty of medicine Gulu University said that the study was carried with random blood testing of about 3710 students from Universities of Kampala international, Uganda Christian University, Islamic University, Makerere University among others with support from Inter-University council of East Africa.
Bwongamoi also disclosed that to their dismay according to the questionnaires on knowledge, attitudes and perception of HIV/AIDS students had prior knowledge of the disease but were disappointed that they leading in the prevalence in contrast to their awareness.
However the Dean of Students Sister Margaret Achieng said that the University did not have a residential hostel yet the private hostel owners outside the school premises were only interested in money but never mind about the morality and sexual behaviour of the students.
“You see in the policy of the University it is stipulated very clearly that Gulu University would be a non-residential University and we only need cooperation from us the school management, students and private hostel owners to fight this vice,” she said.
She added that most of the students at the University are financially okay and tend to use the power of money to influence and lure partners.
She said that that the University will tighten on private hostels to try and separates girls from boys while allocating them accommodation. By A Web design Company
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