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Public Varsities Want Feeding Funds For Gov’t Students Increased To Shs10,000 Per Day

Public Universities have urged government to increase feeding funds for its sponsored students from the current Shs4, 000 to Shs10,000 per day.

The call was made by Kyambogo University Vice Chancellor, Professor Elly Katunguka and the University Secretary, Charles Okello on Friday interacting with Parliament’s Committee on Education where they had appeared to present the University’s budget frame work paper for the financial year 2019/2020.

 The officials argued that the money paid by government is too little for the Government sponsored students to have all the two meals; lunch and dinner, something that is straining the institution’s budget.

Okello told Committee that the issue of feeding of university students especially those under government sponsorship is a matter that needs to be sorted out once and for all for the betterment of students.

Kyambogo University Secretary also told Legislators that the institution has 2,800 government sponsored students out of the 33,000 student population.

The Committee promised to process the request which will form part of the committee report to the House.

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