The Vice-Chancellor Makerere University Prof Barnabas Nawangwe warned returning finalists to pay tuition before returning to complete their academic programmes.
“All students who’d not paid tuition, the majority had finished paying but all those who haven’t paid, please pay because, without payment, you won’t sit exams. You’ve had 8 months of collecting fees, please pay those fees before you come.” Nawangwe said.
A total of 11,000 final-year students are expected to report to Uganda’s biggest and oldest university between October 3 and 17.
Cyriaco Kabagembe, the dean of students Makerere University, says the decision was taken to ensure the security of students, management of resources and proper enforcement of the standard operating procedures.
The university will provide allowances to non-resident government-sponsored students, and according to Kabagambe, before the lockdown, the university had provided at least half of the Shs 760,000 for each government-sponsored students.
Professor Umar Kakumba, the deputy vice-chancellor in charge of academic affairs, notes that they will move the other continuing students to the university’s e-learning platform under the open, distance and e-learning programme that was recently approved by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).