UCU slashes functional fees

By Ivan Tsebeni

With less than a month to the end of Trinity Semester exams, Uganda Christian University (UCU) has issued a fees structure with functional fees reduced from Ugx983, 000 toUgx 618,000. The reduction sets a difference of about Ugx365, 000 which is said to factor in the lockdown.
The changes were announced by the University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration, Mr. David Mugawe through the memo that was released on July 7.
Mugawe said tuition will remain unchanged since teaching and learning continued online.
“Students are encouraged to pay their tuition fees before the deadline on August 2,” he said.
He added that students’ portal shall not be activated without full fees payment, urging them to send their fees payment slips to registration@ucu.ac.ug/new.
“For students who had paid boarding fees, the unutilized portion of the money shall be credited to the student’s respective account,” he said.
This is the third time UCU is considering fees reduction. This is however attributed to the unusual situation brought about by the surging Covid-19 pandemic.
“I am happy the university has considered the prevailing condition caused by Covid-19 and it has reduced functional fees,” said Brian Nyangor, Bachelors of Economics and Management student.
Nyangor, however, urged the University to allow students who have high fees balance to sit for exams and they pay later.
The Trinity Semester exams are slated for 9 – 19th August, 2021.