Universities hike tuition fees

Parents of students at Ugandan universities must prepare to dig deeper into their pockets as tuition and other fees are set to be hiked in a number of private and public universities, write Pascal Kwesiga and Innocent Anguyo for New Vision.

At Makerere, rising costs have forced the oldest public university to halt the feeding of private students who hitherto paid just Sh2,000 (US$0.80) per day for breakfast, lunch and supper. Students will have to pay for food in the nearby eateries or alternatively cook their own food outside halls of residence.

Makerere and Kyambogo universities are already mooting moves to increase ‘functional’ fees, with the former doubling some of the fees. The last time public universities increased tuition fees was in 2009, when they rose by 40%.
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