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6 Nursing Students Face Dead Year Over Tuition Arrears

Aisha Hindu, one of the affected finalists is considering giving up school since she has no hope of raising money to settle the Shillings 2.7million she owes the school. Hindu used to depend on her elder sister for fees but her business was affected by the lockdown and is currently looking at her mother, a janitor in Mukono municipality.
Hindu one of the student ordered to registered for a dead year over failure to settle tution arrears together with the mother.

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About six nursing students at Mukono Diocese School of Nursing and Midwifery Science-SONAMS are facing a dead year for failure to clear accumulated fees arrears.  

The students have been denied access to the schools until their settle debts from the previous semester before the nationwide lockdown and the current semester.

Most nursing students across the country are preparing for their final internship placements at various hospitals ahead of their final examinations in April.  

However, at SONAMS students with arrears have been left out of the internship program.

They have been advised by the principal Patrick Bakkabulindi to consider applying for a dead year despite their constant pleas to complete their final year and settle the arrears later. 

Aisha Hindu, one of the affected finalists is considering giving up school since she has no hope of raising money to settle the Shillings 2.7million she owes the school.

Hindu used to depend on her elder sister for fees but her business was affected by the lockdown and is currently looking at her mother, a janitor in Mukono municipality.

 

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Bakkabulindi declined to the comment on the matter when approached by URN.

However, the affected students told URN he had earlier informed that the decision was reached by the board, which claimed that the school is also struggling financially.