• November 25, 2021
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Public universities asked to scrap off graduation fees

Public universities asked to scrap off graduation fees

The government chief Whip Thomas Tayebwa has called upon public universities including Makerere to scrap off graduation fees saying it’s a burden to both students and parents.

Tayebwa made the remarks which officiating at the launch of activities to mark 100 years of Makerere University,

Tayebwa noted that the extra fees paid for graduation are a burden to both the students and parents after struggling to pay tuition fees for all the years of study for the various courses.

He says it is unfair and makes no sense for a student to fail to graduate or get a transcript because they did not pay graduation fees yet they paid tuition throughout the years while at the university.

He further advised institutions to put the graduation fees in the tuition fees paid so that the burden is not felt directly.

The commemoration events are running under the theme “Leveraging 100 years of excellence in Building a transformational society”

Makerere University was established in 1922 and it has over 300,000  alumni who are spread across the globe.

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