PAC Grills Kyambogo Officials Over Uncollected Tuition

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Kyambogo University officials have come under fire from the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament for failing to collect tuition amounting to 4.8 billion shillings.

Kyambogo University officials have come under fire from the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament for failing to collect tuition amounting to 4.8 billion shillings. 

The officials appeared before the committee chaired Ntungamo Municipality MP, Gerald Karuhanga led by the University Secretary, Patrick Madaya on Wednesday afternoon to respond to queries raised in the auditor general's report for financial year 2014/15.
 
 
Other officials included Everest Ainomugisha, the Kyambogo University Bursar and Samuel Akolimo, the out-going university secretary and others.

The MPs noted that the university flouted its policy requiring students to clear tuition before sitting exams. Karuhanga tasked Madaya to explain why the university had deviated from its policy. 

In his response, Madaya said they are sometimes forced to bend the rules because of pressure from parents and State House, which pays for some of the students.   
 
 
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However, Mathias Mpuuga, the Committee lead Counsel, told the officials that the committee wouldn't be driven by sentiment. The Masaka municipality MP demanded for proof when and how the policy was waived.
 
  
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In his response, Madaya said the policy was lifted by the university council resolution. Mpuuga asked the officials to present the council minutes waiving the policy.
 
 
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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.