East African universities to harmonise tuition fees

Higher education institutions in East Africa are set to harmonise tuition fees for students within the East Africa Community, or EAC, reports the Daily Monitor.

Stakeholders from 96 universities registered under the Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) will hold consultative talks to forge a way forward for implementation of the policy that the council has been campaigning for over the past two years.

The decision was reached during the fourth annual IUCEA meeting, held in Entebbe recently.

According to IUCEA Executive Secretary Professor Mayunga Nkunya, the council has received resistance from EAC member states who view the policy as a way of forcing governments to educate members of other states at a cheap price.
Full report on the Daily Monitor site