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Government To Lay Down The Law On Unlisted Foreign Students

Government To Lay Down The Law On Unlisted Foreign Students

Following the recent research conducted by the government, there has been concerns about the growing number of international students in the country without immigration clearance.

However it’s noted that a foreign student is expected to register with immigration department within 15 days of arrival in Uganda.

According to the Education ministry, no foreign student shall be registered without a student pass and furthermore the ministry threatened to impose sanctions on education entities that fail to adhere to the directive.

“Please note that failure to adhere to this directive will compel the minis to impose appropriate sanctions against the affected Education Institutions and their respective managers .”said Ketty Lamaro the permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education told our reporter when contacted.

However in addition education entities have further been tasked to make arrangements and ensure learners including those from the East African Community members states to apply for student visa and register with the government.

Consequently a foreign student is also ideally expected to register with the police too in there areas of residence and furnish the same documents allowing them to stay and study in the country.

The ministry of education further warned schools hosting refugees to also ensure regular submission of list for refugee students every six months to enable the immigration Department and the ministry to establish the actual sum of refugee students learning in institutions across the country.

It’s noted that foreign students pay about Shs 370,000($100)when applying for the pass which applies for the period that has been granted with exemptions from the East African Community member states.

However last year the immigration authorities had previously warned that they would do spot checks in institutions of learning to ensure compliance.

Officials from the education sector and immigration directorate had several meetings held in October.

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