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University Students To Sue Government Over URA Fees Collection

Students from various government universities, through the Guild President’s Association have vowed to drag government to courts of law, over the decision to mandate URA to collect fees from students.

In April this year, the Ministry of finance directed URA to start collecting tuition and other fees paid by students in all public universities across the country in a bid to curb fraud.

URA bank accounts were opened where the monies would be deposited.

While addressing press on Monday, Makerere University Guild president Julius Kateregga the move as “unfair and uncalled for” and encouraged students not to pay monies to the new URA accounts.

“We have also raised lawyers (Kiiza and Mugisha company advocates) and given them mandate to take government to courts of law on our behalf,” said Kateregga

The students believe the new arrangement is “politically motivated and anti-student.”

MUBS Guild President Romulus Tusingwire says universities are registered institutions that should manage their issues independently.

He added that the monies come from students who are the biggest stakeholders.

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