South Sudan students to pay equal university fees

Uganda has accepted a proposal by the South Sudan government to allow its students to pay similar tuition fees to Ugandans in public universities. The new proposal, Uganda's minister for higher education said, was part of a memorandum of understanding, yet to be finalised by the two countries, reports the Sunday Tribune.

"The president [Yoweri Museveni] has already given us a green light to allow them [South Sudanese] to enjoy the same benefits as local students and the ministry of education is going to write to all the public universities to ensure that they implement this directive,” John Muyingo told reporters in Kampala last week.

The minister made the disclosure while meeting South Sudan's deputy minister for education, science and technology, Bol Makueng Yuol, in the Ugandan capital. South Sudanese are currently required to pay an extra US$200 to US$300 in fees at state-owned universities.
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