Gov’t to Spend 229 Million On Students’ Association Elections

Government will spend 229 million shillings to conduct elections for the National Executive Council of Uganda National Students Association (UNSA).

UNSA is an umbrella organization of all students in secondary schools, post-secondary, institutions of higher learning and Universities in Uganda.

But owing to administrative and leadership challenges that faced UNSA over the past 2 years, there has not been a credible National Executive Committee to conduct elections.

This, according to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Mr Alex Kakooza, was because of internal conflicts between NEC members that led to protracted Court engagements.

“Eventually Court ordered that the matter be settled out of Court by UNSA Board of Trustees and the Patron,” said Kakooza.

“The outcomes of the mediation meetings were sent to the High Court. Court ordered that the elections be conducted by the Electoral Commission by December 2019.”

The PS as such announced that the Ministry of Education and Sports in cooperation with the Electoral Commission will organise the election from 20th and 23rd December 2019 at St Mary’s College Kisubi in Wakiso district.

Kakooza clarified that delegates from institutions of learning that are not accredited by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) will not be allowed to participate.

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