Members of Parliament on the Education Committee have recommended that the 15 percent fees increment policy, which was recently introduced by Makerere University administrators, should not be halted.

In October, Makerere University students protested the fees policy that was endorsed by the University Council in June 2018.

Following the protests, Parliament directed that the policy be halted pending a sustainable remedy to the financing gap at the university.

The Committee on Education which interacted with the students, Makerere University administrators, among others, after the violent protests, has advised that the fees policy should not be suspended.

However, a Minority Report by Rubaga North MP, Mr Moses Kasibante and two other MPs recommended that government should honour Parliament’s resolution to halt the fees increment policy.

While presenting the findings on Wednesday in Parliament, Mr Jacob Opolot, the committee chairperson said that the increment was already included in the Makerere University budget that was appropriated by the House, adding halting the plan would distort the institution’s budget execution.


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