Kyambogo University Seeks Feeding Fee Increment

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Kyambogo University Secretary Charles Okello says the allocation of 4,000 Shillings is not enough to facilitate decent meals for government sponsored students.

Kyambogo University is seeking to increase funding for student meals from 4,000 to 10,000 Shillings a day. University Secretary Charles Okello says the allocation of 4,000 Shillings is not enough to facilitate decent meals for government sponsored students.
 
He said the University is struggling to feed the 2,800 government sponsored students, especially after resolving to outsource catering services as per the university council policy passed the year before.
 
Okello says that although the university could not continue bearing the burden of preparing meals for students, the new policy is bound to fail if the allocation is not adjusted. He says that the outsourced services are to ensure that meals are provided to all students, as opposed to feeding only those on government sponsorship.
 
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Last year, government Sponsored students at Kyambogo University protested the university's move to give them 4,000 shillings for meals per day saying that the money was insufficient to cater for all meals required for students to be able to survive in a day.
 
The government currently sponsors 12,000 students at its 9 public universities.

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.