The Makerere University Vice-Chancellor, Barnabas Nawangwe has told
Parliamentary committee on education to explore new funding options for the University.
Nawangwe was on Tuesday appearing alongside Makerere University Management and
University Council led by chairperson Lorna Magara to answer to the queries
related to the 15% fees increment, which resulted into a strike at the
According to Nawangwe, the Government gives the university 225
billion shillings, while 91 billion shillings is collected from privately
sponsored students, which is inadequate.
Nawangwe says that Parliament needs to come up with a new funding mechanism to fund
According to Nawangwe, they need 370 billion shillings annually.
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Nawangwe also told the committee that he was not intimidating students and
parents as claimed by some Members of Parliament.
Yusuf Kiranda, the Acting Makerere University Secretary said they cannot afford
to fund core activities of the University like reagents for laboratories,
teaching materials, CT backbone infrastructure, rehabilitating halls of
residences among others.
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Asuman Basalirwa, the Bugiri Municipality MP accused Nawangwe of highhandedness
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Emmanuel Ongiertho, the MP Jonam in Pakwach says Nawangwe should be asked to
step aside because of the numerous strikes during his reign.