Addressing journalists at Makerere University, the guild president Roy Semboga has given Government till Wednesday to tell the students when the University is opening to avoid more damages citing to petition parliament as one of the activities they are planning.

President Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of Makerere University following a long running stand-off between management and lecturers over payment of $13.5million allowance arrears.

According to the guild council, the Government should come out and inform students when the university is opening instead of playing the blame game.

Semboga argued that it is not their fault that lecturers were not paid because as students they played their role of completing tuition on time.

He continued to say that since the closure, the consequences have cut across the nation and yet no one knows when the university is opening.

It is against this background that the guild says the government should come and tell them that university is opening before Wednesday to avoid more damages citing to petition parliament as one of the activities they are planning.

However, the spokesperson of Kampala metropolitan police Emilian Kayima warned the students about breaking the law and  said  everything the students plan to do should be within the law because police will not allow them to break the law.

Makerere is the biggest and oldest University in Uganda with a student population of at least 40,000. About 4,000 students are drawn from foreign countries mainly neighbours in the east African region.

Last year, government agreed to double the lecturers salaries following a series of strikes.

The University was last closed in September 2011 also over related strike action.