None of the students has completed registration for the Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board-UBTEB exams, which are scheduled to start on April 8th, 2021. The remaining 46 students are also likely to drop out of school should they fail to find sponsors.
of 34 final-year students at Bumangi Community Polytechnic is at stake following
the decision by the incumbent, Kalangala Woman MP, Aidah Nabayiga to cancel her
sponsorship after losing her parliamentary seat. The legislator has been
supporting over 80 students.
the students are stranded since the legislator has turned down their request
for support after losing in the just-concluded parliamentary elections to the
National Unity Platform-NUP candidate, Helen Nakimuli. Most of the
final year students have resorted to fishing activities. 23 of the affected
final year students are females while the rest are males.
None of the students has registered for the
Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board-UBTEB exams, which are
scheduled to start on April 8th, 2021. The remaining 46 students are also likely to
drop out of school should they fail to find sponsors. Morris Kuule, the Bursar Bumangi
Community Polytechnic, says that they haven’t heard from the legislator.
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worried that most of the students are likely to drop out because their parents cannot
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Kuule, the affected students may be required to pay their tuition of Shillings
400,000 and registration of Shillings 200,000.
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one of the affected schools who have reported, says they are struggling to meet
the school requirements without the legislator’s support.
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another finalist says some of her fellow candidates have decided to start a new
life away from studies.
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Some of the
parents told URN on condition of anonymity that because of the operations against
illegal fishing they cannot afford to pay tuition for their children.
The Kalangala Woman MP, Aidah Nabayiga couldn’t
be reached for comment as her known mobile numbers were switched off. She has also been unavailable in the district
since she lost the polls.