Until recently, students who delayed payment of tuition, retake fees, and other university dues were subject to a surcharge of 30,000 Shillings. However, the administration issued a statement last week, announcing an increase in the surcharge to 80,000 Shillings.
The top management of the university is accused of influencing the recruitment of staff and promotions based on ethnicity and religion ever since the university was turned into a public institution in July 2015.
The voting which took place today had a hybrid of both physical and online polls. While Engineering and Medicine students were voting physically at the University playground in Kikungiri, the rest of the departments were voting through the AIMS software.
According to Kyoo, Many South Koreans are still scared of visiting Uganda, thinking it is still a dangerous, unsafe country, where people are mistreated by the regime, akin to incidences from Idi Amin’s Reign of Terror which involved a widespread violation of human rights.
Last week, the university administration banned worshiping within the university and ordered worshipers to go to churches outside. On Sunday students subscribing to catholic faith defied the directive and organized a Mass in one of the tents in the university compound.
Prof. Allen Babugura, the Deputy Vice Chancellor in Charge of Finance and Administration at Kabale University, told the committee chaired by Pallisa County MP, Jacob Opolot explained that the additional funding is meant to cater for staff recruitment.
In a petition dated December 23rd, 2018 and addressed to the office of the National NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, Muhumuza argues that Kaitaba being a public servant at a government university and at the same time working as a returning officer of a political party contravenes laws governing both education and the party.
According to Mondo, the sponsorship has only benefited students of the rich who shine with good grades after being facilitated to go through the best schools in the country, while the best and brightest learners who go through hardships are left to pay for their university education.
Bill Gates Niwahereza, the Kabale University Electoral Commission Chairperson declared Bbale elected at the university premises in Kikungiri, Southern Division Kabale Municipality at exactly 8.50pm on Saturday.
Karwemera was awarded an honorary Literature in Education degree, Garuga awarded an honorary business degree, Mateke was awarded an honorary philosophy degree while Ndimbiirwe was awarded an honorary Science Medicine degree.
Ssendegeya is accused of swindling 67 million Shillings allocated for the welfare of Government sponsored students and an additional 11 million Shillings from the guild fund. Nicholas Byoonanebye, a guild advisor says that none-of the government sponsored students benefited from the money released by government last year.
John Bosco Muhwezi, the outgoing Kabale University Guild President, says the failure by the University to pay them is a sign of disrespect, adding that they will not handover to the new leadership unless they are paid their allowances.
On 07th October 2016, Kennedy Rwaboona Misindo and William Kururagire dragged Kabale University before Kabale High Court demanding for Nullification of new appointments. Rwaboona and Kururagire accuse the university administration of demoting them without clear reasons.
University officials say that they are now ready to reopen based on resolutions of a meeting between the administration and Education and Sports minister Janet Kataaha Museveni. Professor Allen Babugura, the deputy vice chancellor academics told URN that most of the concerns were addressed by the meeting.