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More Than 1000 to Miss Makerere Graduation Over Fees

Prof. Bazeyo says that even those students who managed to graduate previously without fully paying their fees will have their names published in the newspapers.
Prof. William Bazeyo, acting Vice Chancellor Makerere University.
More than 1500 finalists at Makerere University risk missing their graduation unless they clear their fees in time, the acting Vice chancellor Prof. William Bazeyo has warned. In a December 13th circular to students, Prof. Bazeyo, says several prospective Graduands have not cleared university dues.

"Please note that no debtors will be allowed to graduate and there will be no addendum to the graduation booklet," Prof. Bazeyo stated. Makerere is scheduled to hold its 68th graduation ceremony between January 16 and 19 in 2018. According to information obtained by URN, 1,553 students have not cleared their fees balances amounting to Shillings 1.2billion.

Only 10, 532 of the 12,085 prospective graduands have completed their tuition. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) has the highest number of defaulters with 438 students owing the university Shillings 307 million.

This is followed by the College of Education and External Studies-CEES with 244 students, the College of Business and Management Sciences – CoBAMS comes third with 261 students and College of Computing and Information Sciences with 141 students. There are 100 defaulters under the College of Health Sciences – CHS followed by the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences with 82 defaulters.

 

Another 67 finalists from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity - CoVAB owe the university Shillings 81 million while there are 67 defaulters in the College of Engineering Design Art and Technology- CEDAT and 68 from the College of Natural Sciences- CONAS.

 

At least 46 students have not fully cleared from the school of law, while 37 finalists from the Jinja Campus are also yet to clear.

These numbers are however subject to change according to Jackie Ayorekire, the Makerere University Revenue Services Unit boss, saying some students have been paying into the university accounts since June. 

"We have so far seen roughly Shillings 800million being paid into university accounts and we need to verify, which finalists have not paid so that they collaborate with the academic registrar's data," Ayorekire told URN in a mini-interview this afternoon.

The Vice Chancellor has given Eng. Frank Kitumba, the Director Directorate for ICT Support (DICTS) up to close of business Tuesday December 19, 2017 to have extracted data of all finalists and provide their current financial status.

Prof. Bazeyo says the lists are urgently needed to help the academic registrar to update the graduation book. Prof. Bazeyo says that even those students who managed to graduate previously without fully paying their fees will have their names published in the newspapers.

 

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