Uganda’s Makerere University to Charge ICT Fee

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Makerere University will charge an ICT fee for both private and government-sponsored students. Each undergraduate will have to pay sh50,000 and post-graduates will pay sh80,000 per academic year. The decision was taken in a meeting held last week, according to the university senior public relations officer, Gilbert Kadilo. He said the money would be used to boost the university's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) programme.

"The university is moving towards internationalising its academic programmes and this requires investment in ICT," Kadilo explained last week. He added that the policy was aimed at facilitating the publication of university research on the internet so as to improve the international ranking of the university.

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