Revenue authority to collect tuition for state universities

The Ministry of Finance has directed the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to start collecting tuition fees for all government universities across the country in a bid to curb fraud, writes Damali Mukhaye for the Daily Monitor.

Jim Mugunga, the ministry’s spokesperson, confirmed that the new system is intended to establish how many students each university has and how much money they collect each academic year. He said the ministry realised that some tuition revenue in some public universities is abused and decided on collecting the fees using a single account by URA to minimise misuse.

It is not clear how the initiative will be implemented since institutions have varying fees structures and functional fees. Mugunga also said the new move will check the problem of ghost students, bureaucracy and costs in public universities.
Full report on the Daily Monitor site