Teachers Vow To Reject Museveni Cash

101 Electrical Engineering students of Ndejje University have formally filed a suit in the High court seeking for an injunction permanently restraining the University from implementing the collection of illegal fees.

This follows an order they obtained in March this year, information pills allowing them to sue the University over a fee of 4.8m shillings the University imposed on them in January this year, help yet it did not form part of the contract, they entered with the University at the time of admission.

Through Omongole Advocates the students argue that between 2012 and 2014, the University admitted them to study Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, but exempted them from studying year one of the said courses because they had already attended Diplomas.

However in January this year they were surprised to receive a circular from the same University asking them to pay the illegal tuition fees that they were not supposed to pay according to the agreement.
Teachers under their umbrella body, try Uganda Nation Teachers’ Union (UNATU) have warned not to accept receiving the Shs 25 billion presidential pledge through the Microfinance Support Centre (MFSC) as planned by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports.

UNATU General Secretary, James Tweheyo told journalists at the union’s headquarters in Kampala that despite the ministry under Hon Jesca Alupo traversing the whole country wooing teachers’ SACCOs to accept the money through MFSC, all SACCO have declined to the proposal.

“Facts should be separated from fiction and malice in this issue. UNATU does not want to control the teachers’ SACCO funds as is being fronted by the Ministry. On contrary, the Union is lobbying for the funds to be managed by the Apex union of the Teachers’ SACCOs countrywide,” Tweheyo emphasized.

He stressed that the funds should be rechanneled to Uganda Teachers Savings and Credit Cooperative Union [TSCCU] for management and onward release to Teachers SACCOs.

“The agreement and the guidelines between MOES and MFSC should be rescinded. The entire agreement clearly indicates that the fund is revolving to benefit the Fund Manager at the expense of the intended beneficiaries.”


Tweheyo said a sum of Sh5bn has already been channeled to MFSC from which teachers are requested to pay an interest of 10 percent.

He emphasized that the funds should be sent to teacher’s SACCOs through the Apex TSCCU.

“The SACCOs will subsequently charge one percent per month which is 12 percent per annum to the teachers’ who are ultimate beneficiaries of the fund.”

On the other hand, Tweheyo called for an emergency National Executive Council meeting on April 22 to resolve the modalities and roadmap of the action to be taken since the period of 90 days that was given to government to sort the teachers’ issues has expired and government has turned a blind eye.

“We also ask school management committees, board of governors, parents and learners to understand the situation and support the cause when action is declared.”



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