Gyaviira notes in his statement issued on January 22, 2020 that there will be a “slight delay” in the release of funds. “The delay has been occasioned by the need to effect adjustment to the budget to provide for some activities related to teaching, internship and student allowances,” Gyaviira said.
CPA Lubowa Ssebina Gyaviira,the Acting Makerere University Bursar
Government sponsored students at Makerere
university will have to wait a little longer as management finds money for food
and their living out allowances for semester two, the Acting Bursar, Lubowa Ssebina
Gyaviira has revealed.
Students reported for the new semester on January 18, 2020. Gyaviira notes in his statement issued on
January 22, 2020 that there will be a “slight delay” in the release of funds. “The delay has been occasioned by the need to
effect adjustment to the budget to provide for some activities related to
teaching, internship and student allowances,” Gyaviira said.
The bursar, who regretted the inconveniences,
says the process to effect the adjustments is likely to take time as it
requires the relevant organs of the University and the Finance, Planning and
Economic Development Ministry.
He says the process is expected to take at
least two weeks and hopes to effect the payments to the affected students
Makerere University requires Shillings 4.137
billion to pay more than 6, 000 nonresident government sponsored students their
living out and food allowances. This is not the first time; Makerere is announcing delays in
payment of student’s allowances. In July last year, the institution diverted an
initial student allowance allocation amounting to Shillings 3.35 billion to cover
other priority areas.
The 2019/2020 financial year budget allocation
had to be readjusted in favor of a plan to procure equipment for the Dental
school, which was facing pressure not to admit students under the prevalent
conditions. Makerere has 10,091 government-sponsored students. Of these,
4,089 students, who reside outside the university premises, receive a Living
out allowance at a rate of 432,750 per student per semester.
spends approximately Shillings 7.19 billion on student food and about Shillings
4.76 billion on living out allowances making a total of Shillings 11.96 billion
on welfare for government students.