MAK Guild female caucus blames poor students’ enrolment on unfair tuition policy
The Makerere University 85th guild female caucus declared full support for the planned strike on 22nd October against the 15% tuition increment policy that they term unfair.
They pointed out the high fees and surcharges as a key reason as to why students are beginning to shun Makerere University in favour of other institutions.
The university had to advertise twice for the academic year 2019/2020 to hit the target of admitted students which was not met even after the second round – Chairperson MAK Guild female caucus.
According to the caucus, it is the reason the university made a second call for applications after failing to attract the targeted number of students on many of their programs.
This is not usually done by universities as a single call for applications is usually enough. The new tuition policy has made the university tuition fees very high and led to many students’ dropout after failure to raise tuition.