The governing body of makerere university is in process of wanting to end the government sponsorships replacing them with students loans at university.
This idea was spear headed by the chairman of the university council Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem responding to the visitation committee report that suggested makerere university should implement on numerous funding model on international best practices so as to make the university financially sustainable.
However, ending government sponsorship on universities was first proposed by the Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) to the education committee of parliament.
The HESFB recommended a policy that would shift the sponsoring of merit students at universities and tertiary institutions. The board claimed that government would save substantial resources to fund the student loan scheme if it abolishes the merit sponsorship scheme.
Government sponsors 4,000 new students annually in the eight public universities including Makerere, Kyambogo, Mbarara, Busitema, MUBS, Kabale, Lira, Muni and Gulu.
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