With only weeks left to the graduation date, Makerere University has vowed not to graduate over 4,000 students from Makerere University Business School (MUBS) over failure to remit more than Shs2.64 billion in functional fees.
MUBS, which is affiliated to Makerere University main campus and specializes in business and management-related courses, is supposed to present its graduands at the 68th graduation ceremony set for January 16 to 19, 2018 at the Makerere main Campus.
Speaking on Friday during the vice chancellor’s monthly news conference, the Acting Deputy VC Finance and Administration Prof William Bazeyo said the university council has decided that until MUBS remits that money; their students will not appear in the graduation booklet which is yet to be printed out.
“During the last council, we agreed that unless students at MUBS remit their money to Makerere account, they will not graduate. MUBS claim that they paid all their money but they have paid only a small portion of their debt and remaining with the largest portion so if their students do not graduate, do not ask why,” Prof Bazeyo said.
He explained that they have already notified the ministry of education and other responsible offices about the development.
The vice chancellor Prof Barnabus Nawangwe said that they have been having several meetings with the management of MUBS management which agreed to clear the money but all in vain.