By Innocent Anguyo
Makerere University has extended the deadline for students to comply with the 60% tuition fees policy by two weeks from March 8 to March 22.
The tuition fees policy requires privately sponsored students to either pay full tuition fees and register for papers in a semester or clear at least 60% of their tuition fees and register for 60% of their total credit units for that semester.
Addressing the press at Makerere on Tuesady, the vice-chancellor, Prof. John Ssentamu Ddumba, said students who fail to beat the new deadline shall not sit for their papers.
“If one fails to raise enough money for a full semester load, he can choose courses within the first six weeks and pay for the course load he or she can afford,” reiterated Ddumba.
The remaining credit units, Ndumba noted, can be done by a student in the succeeding academic years.
However, in addition to paying tuition fees for the remaining credit units, a student will also have to pay a functional fee of sh100,000 afresh.
For the first-year students, Dumba said, they should complete the payment of tuition and other fees by the second week, otherwise he/she would cease to be a student of Makerere University.