Education Institutions Asked To Review Tuition Structures
Proprietors of education institutions have been asked to review their tuition structures to accommodate poor students whose families have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chairperson Victoria University Council Dr. David Byatike Matovu says both lower and higher institutions of learning need to reduce tuition to ensure continuity for learners when business resumes.
He says to address this need, Victoria University Council has approved a 50% reduction in tuition to allow both new and continuing students access education, as the country continues to deal with devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The president ordered closure of all education institutions in March this year as one of the measures to control further spread of the Corona virus within the country.
So far there is no telling when they will re-open as Uganda’s Covid-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, now standing at 1,195 and 5 respectively with 1,070 recoveries.
Globally the figure is 18.4m cases and over 696,000 deaths.