Victoria University cuts tuition fees for new entrants
Written by walusimbi ABDALLAH on February 18, 2021
The University Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lawrence Muganga says the new entrants will pay Shillings 938,000 for tuition per semester down from Shillings 1.7 million and Shillings 650,000 in functional fees from Shillings 860,000.
According to Dr. Muganga, the decision stems from a survey carried out between August and September last year involving 10,713 students, which showed that almost 50 percent couldn’t pay tuition resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Muganga notes that the new tuition structure is intended to help students achieve their dreams at a much lower cost, graduate and meet or exceed their expectations. He also said Ruparelia Group which owns the university has offered 1500 scholarships for learners who are unable to pay fees.
Victoria University is not the only institution that adjusted its fees structure owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Joseph Collins Ssemanda, the public relations officer Ndejje University says the university also reduced it fees when it came to online learning.
He however says they intend to revert to the old fees structure when students report back in March.
Mersian Turyahebwa, the Academic Registrar Uganda Technology and Management University says their fees structure has remained the same. Currently, students pay Shillings 1.1 million per semester.
James Kawuuki, the Dean of Students at International School of Business for Science and Technology University-ISBAT says the tuition was decreased by 25 % due to the online program.
He says management will communicate about the fees structure before the students resume in May according to their program.