Makerere Uinversity has delayed paying staff salaries because it is bankrupt, the university Vice Chancellor Prof John Ddumba Ssentamu has said.
Professor Ddumba said all the university staff have not yet been paid their June salaries because Uganda’s main and biggest public university has no money.
Ddumba told the media that all staff employees, including lecturers and himself have not yet been paid their salaries.
However, he promised to pay them by next week saying they have requisitioned for money from government and were promised that it will be ready by then.
The revelation comes just a day after the university unveiled a new students’ fees policy.
The university fees policy committee asked the institution’s management to give incentives to students who complete their tuition by the sixth week of a semester to encourage others who have been defying the fees policy
According to The committee chairperson, Thomas Tayebwa, the current policy of all functional fees and 60 per cent of tuition by new students before getting their admission letters should be maintained.
However, continuing students will be required to pay at least Shs200,000 by the third week of a semester. Students who fail to meet this shall pay a surcharge of Shs20,000 for late payment against management’s earlier proposal of Shs100,000. According to Mr Tayebwa, the students had proposed Shs10,000 but both parties settled for Shs20,000.