St Mary's Rushoroza Hikes Fees As New Term Opens

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St Mary’s College Rushoroza in Kabale Municipality has raised its tuition in a move by the school authorities to meet the increasing costs of living.

St Mary’s College Rushoroza in Kabale Municipality has raised its tuition in a move by the school authorities to meet the increasing costs of living.

The Parents Teachers Association [P T A] chairman, Louis Bazirakye announced on Saturday that the Board of Governors in consultation with the school management has agreed to increase tuition per term to 380,000 shillings and 260,000 shillings for boarding and day students respectively. Day students have been paying 220,000 shillings while their boarding counterparts have been parting with 340,000 shillings per term.

Officials at the school say they now have to pay up to 5 million shillings every month to run the generator due to increased fuel prices and frequent power load shedding. Remegio Byamukama, the school head teacher says they used to spend 2 million shillings monthly to run the generator before prices went up.

Byamukama notes that the school also needs additional funds to meet the high costs of food.

Bazirakye hailed the parents of St Mary’s College Rushoroza for understanding the living conditions in Uganda and how the prices of the essential commodities are shooting up daily.

John Birakwate, a parent at the school says parents are happy when their children are at school studying and in good health.

The move comes as schools reopen for the third academic term.