Heavy rains that have been pounding the Eastern District of Mbale have led to the closure of Livingstone International University sending students into early Christmas holidays.
The administration of Livingstone International University resolved to close the university for two months following intermittent floods that ravaged the district this week, flooding university student’s halls of residence and destroying property worth millions.
According to John Khaukha the dean of students, the administration has been forced to suspend end of semester exams that were scheduled to commence today, until 20th January when students will return.
Heavy rains experienced in the region led to floods that took on the administration block, lecture rooms and halls of residence destroying a variety of scholastic items including stationary, laptops and kindles.
Khaukha says about 20 students lost several items in the floods, but appealed to students to maintain calm as the administration plans how to compensate the affected victims.