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Makerere Students Demonstrate Over Course Unit Allowances

Allan Makaike Mary, a first-year student explained that while this happened last year, the students have chosen to stage a fight to see that they are not affected in the future.

The students of the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University pitched camp in the Senate building on Thursday morning to compel management to endorse the release of academic facilitation for their third-year colleague.

Third and fourth years are dispatched to different areas for a month under the Community Based Education, Research and Services-COVERS program. While part of their tuition is supposed to facilitate their stay in the community, the university has since withdrawn the allowances from privately sponsored students.

Due to the failure to facilitate them since 2020, the students have been engaging the university administration for the past five months on the matter to no avail. Benjamin Ssemata, a third-year medical student and President of the College of Health Sciences notes that a declaration by the university to only facilitate government students cannot be tolerated since COVERS is not an internship.

Dorothy Natukunda, a second-year student pursuing Optometry notes that it is unfair for tuition expenses to keep going high and yet the university claims it is unable to facilitate the course unit.

Students from the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University pay a minimum of Shillings 2 Million for tuition. Brian Ndibarema, the Speaker of medical students in the College of Health Sciences revealed that the learners think it is an issue of mismanagement of funds where even when the management endorses release, some responsible staff make it difficult.

Allan Makaike Mary, a first-year student explained that while this happened last year, the students have chosen to stage a fight to see that they are not affected in the future.

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During their demonstration at the office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academics, the student called on the dean of students on realizing he was absent.

The Dean of students, Winfred Kabambuli tried to calm them down explaining that it was a matter she was willing to look into before calling out the leaders to her office.

The rest of the students refused to move out of the building until a letter authorizing the release of the fund is written.

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