By Kabuye Ronald
Makerere University students through their guild leadership want the university management to extend the deadline in which they are supposed to complete their tuition fees in order to sit for their end of first semester exams.
The students have up to the 16th of this month to fulfill all the perquisites and be issued with the documents that allows them to sit for their exams.
The students reason that the abrupt closure in November and opening early this month found them and their parents unprepared since many parents invested the money in other things hence need more time to get the money.
According to the deputy vice chancellor in charge of finance at the university Prof Nawangwe Barnabas, few private students have paid and ready to sit for their first semester exams and this is visible in the money so far collected which is less than a quarter out of the 88 billion they expect from students.
According to the student’ guild publicist Abasi Abbey Kizito they are yet to write to the university management about the same matter so they find other means other than making the students further lose out.
He further revealed that it surprises them that some lecturers up to now have not submitted the students results for better preparation for the forth coming 67 graduation and this prompted them to set up a committee to be chaired by Tayebwa Tom to look into the matter.
Meanwhile Prof Barnabas Nawangwe emphasizes that all students are aware that they must complete their tuition by the 12th week of the sesmster and whoever defies that will not sit for the exams.