By Nathan Atiluk
Makerere University has cleared 4,000 students of its constituent Makerere University Business School (Mubs) to graduate next week after the two institutions resolved their dispute over fees.
The Mubs Principal, Prof Wasswa Balunya, agreed to remit the fees for the 4,000 students to Makerere University. Makerere University Council had earlier vowed to block the students from graduating over Mubs’ failure to remit more than Shs2.6b in functional fees. The dispute triggered panic among the graduating students and their parents/guardians.
“During the last council, we agreed that unless students at Mubs remit their money to Makerere University account, they will not graduate. Mubs claim that they paid all their money but they have paid only a small portion of their debt. We will block their students from graduating, ” Prof William Bazeyo, Makerere University deputy vice chancellor for finance and administration, said a press briefing in December.