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Education Ministry Asked To Explain Varying UNEB Fees Schools Are Charging

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has asked the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni (pictured)  to explain to Parliament why schools are charging varying Uganda National Examinations Boards (UNEB) fees to sit for final exams.

The Minister will appear before Parliament next week to update the country on the guidelines to be followed by schools while reopening after they were forced to close due to COVID-19.

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Kadaga’s directive followed a matter raised by Kasambya County MP, Louis Gaffa Mbwatekamwa, who said the Ministry should clarify on varying UNEB fees schools are asking parents of candidate classes to pay.

Raising a matter of national importance, Mbatekamwa said ever since President Yoweri Museveni said candidate classes will resume studies on 4th June, different schools have been asking parents to start preparing money for UNEB.

He said figures vary between Shs80, 000 and Shs400, 000.

He also asked government to pay the UNEB fees for parents who have been left poor by the COVID-19 lockdown.

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8 thoughts on “Education Ministry Asked To Explain Varying UNEB Fees Schools Are Charging

  1. This is very serious matter that has left parents very poor for example I have gotten 3 candidates in varying class at private school but uneb alone is charging me over 700k.

    • Ayunu George

      Such questions come from sound mind of inter-lectuals.
      Government should regulate fees to be paid

      • Thembo salvian

        Since artical 30 of the 1995 constitution talks of right to Education, i appeal to the goverment to indeed help parents on the money for registaring their children, covid has left mojority of them poor. On varying registration fee, it is true, let them set up uniform amount and parents should know about it through public awareness before the starting day. It is my appeal.

  2. OTER VINCENT

    Sincerely we parents with students in private schools are most hit because government schools are paying 80000-150000 and yet private range’s from 300000-400000 but all are Ugandan s

  3. Byamaka Aloysius

    Uneb fees 2020.
    Schools are charging registration fees without the circular from Uneb. Up to now it has not released fees structures.
    Schools cheat parents.

    • What the ministry should do is setting uniform uneb fees which are favouring even private schools because the private schools incur some expenses which government schools do not incur thanks

  4. Government should pay the registration fees for everyone

  5. Ntale Amon

    A round of applause to hon mbwatekamwa 😁😷coz situation in covid z worse for parents

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