EDITORâ€”The pioneer students of Lugazi University are in their final year. To our dismay, the students have been told to pay an extra sh100,000 for research! Apparently, this money is for the lecturers who will be supervising the students! Isnâ€™t the tuition we pay enough to cover research?
Why wake up all of a sudden and send students off to look for sh100,000? My son has informed me that if they donâ€™t pay that money, they will not be supervised and therefore will not do the research paper and graduate.
Are these new universities regulated by the Ministry of Education and the National Council for Higher Education? I have tried to talk to the dean of students but he has refused to answer his call since April 8. We need a satisfactory explanation why we should pay that extra money.