The Diploma students under government sponsorship were to pay Shillings 1.47 million from Shillings 1.27 million while private sponsored students to pay Shillings 2.5million from Shillings 2.077million.
Gulu College of Health Sciences has quashed the new fees structures
following a protest by the students.
On Wednesday, the students went on strike over tuition increment. While
breaking off last month, second-year students and finalists received circulars
indicating an increment in tuition fees.
According to the circular, diploma students under government sponsorship will
pay Shillings 1.47 million from Shillings 1.27 million while private sponsored
students will pay Shillings 2.5million from Shillings 2.077 million.
In a meeting held at Laroo-Campus on Thursday, the
students demanded the school management to quash the new fee structures.
Meshach Okuja, a second year student of Clinical Medicine who presented
the students says the management did not consult the students nor were the
students’ leaders engaged before the increment.
Richard Lwenyo, the Principal Education Officer for Gulu City who
chaired the meeting noted that the matter was delicate and advised the management
to address the matter.
Micheal Kabasa, the Acting Deputy Principal of the College however
noted that the increment is meant to enable the school to raise money to
maintain the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures.
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The Chairman Governing Council of the College Professor Emmanuel
confronted the Principal saying the matter was not discussed and resolved in the
council. He directed the school to suspend implementation of the new fee
structures until the council sits and reviews the new policy.
The Gulu City Acting Police Commander Joseph Mombere says that the
police will maintain a presence at the school premises.