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DEVELOPING STORY : Protest Breaks Out At Makerere

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viagra 60mg geneva;”>The institution’s spokesperson, Ritah Namisango told Chimpreports some students were contesting against the “University Council policy” which requires students to pay 60 percent of the tuition fees by the sixth week of the semester.

She said it is important to note that the University needs money to run her operations within the stipulated university calendar and as such be in position to provide quality education and services to the students.

Asked whether the University was aware that some students come from poor backgrounds and had no means to mobilize the required fees in a very short time, Namisango noted: “Yes, the University Management, Senate and Council are all aware that some students come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. That is why following a consultation, instead of requesting for 100 percent payment of tuition fees on the first day or 100 percent payment of tuition by the 6th week, the University Council settled for payment of 60 percent tuition fees by the sixth week.”

She added: “This is aimed at a win-win situation to allow the university to operate normally as the students are given more time to pay the remaining 40 percent tuition at later dates.”

Namisango said the University would continue to dialogue with the student (through the student leaders) for a win-win situation.

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The publicist elaborated the Vice Chancellor; Professor John Ddumba Ssentamu had requested the student leaders (Makerere University Students Guild) to write a petition (containing their grievances) and also proposal away forward to the University Management and University Council.

“The Vice Chancellor is waiting for this petition from the Student Leaders. On receipt of the petition from the student leaders (Makerere University Students’ Guild), the Vice Chancellor will convene a meeting involving both the Student Leaders and University Management to discuss the issues raised in the petition and also work towards an effort aimed at ensuring that Makerere University continues to run smoothly.”

She clarified the meeting is yet to be convened but would communicate the outcome as soon as it’s held.


09:30 AM: Police have deployed heavily at Makerere University as students protest a deadline for payment of tuition dues.

Students are challenging Makerere administration’s decision that all students must pay 60 percent of their tuition before March 8.

The protesting students who reported to campus in February say the required portion of fees is exorbitant and unaffordable.

They are urging Vice Chancellor Prof Ddumba Ssentamu to rescind the decision or face their wrath.

Efforts to reach the institution’s publicist Ritah Namisango, for a comment were futile.

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