Monday, April 18, 2011

Habitual fees hikes in public universities is counterproductive

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I read with consternation that Makerere University is seeking approval from the government to hike fees up to six million shillings per year. While it is understandable that Makerere University and other public universities need money, it is heartless to always look at the increment of tuition as the only source of raising the required money to run a public institution.

This is utterly unacceptable! How does the state run other institutions? What do our taxes do? Has Makerere become a

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