MUBS Council Chairman said the School will not increase tuition fees for graduate programmes as directed by Makerere University.
Prof Venansius Baryamureeba, described the directive by the Makerere University Council to increase tuition fees as illegal and unfortunate. In March this year, Makerere University council directed MUBS to revise tuition fees to not less than Shs. 5 million and Shs. 7 million per annum for Masters and PhD programmes respectively.
However, Prof. Baryamureeba said that public education should be inclusive and that the proposed fees by Makerere are more likely to exclude the majority of Ugandans who earn less than Shs 500,000 per month.
While communicating the MUBS Council position on the directive, Prof. Baryamureeba, in his April 3, 2018 letter contends that whereas MUBS is a Public Tertiary Institution by law affiliated to Makerere University, it is financially and administratively autonomous of Makerere.