Kyambogo University imposes Shs. 50k penalty for late fees payment despite lockdown
Students at Kyambogo University were this week shocked to discover that the university has imposed a 50,000 shillings surcharge (fine) for students that had not completed their tuition fees despite the fact that they are currently away from the campus due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.
Students were sent home on March 20th, 2020 following a presidential directive. This prompted the closure of all learning institutions across the country and a halt to the semester.
Despite this, Kyambogo University has gone ahead to penalize those that had not met their fees obligations.
Many of those our reporter spoke to were very surprised after checking their fees portals only to discover they were penalized for not paying fees yet the semester had come to a halt. It is expected that once universities reopen, studies will continue from the point at which they stopped.
Below is a screenshot from a student’s portal.