A said Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) official identified as Gain Taha is in the spotlight for allegedly asking a Makerere University student for lunch worth UGX 50,000 in exchange for an internship placement as students scramble to get places for industrial training amidst COVID-19 pandemic.
The student who was comfortable revealing his real name as Joshua Opesa appeared before NTV expressing his frustration regarding company owners asking for amounts of money to grant students placements.
Internship at Makerere has been declared open to those who are ready and whereas for those that are not, there is no punishment and they can undertake the internship when they are able, according to Makerere’s Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs – Prof Umar Kakumba.
The internship has been stretched to go all year long to give ample space and time for all the students to undertake their various trainings.
“Students who are ready to do internship can do it at any time, they only need approval of their projects. Some staff have engaged some tstudents on university projects where they can work on those projects and then they present reports and then they defend them and then the panel of internship assesses them” Prof Kakumba said.
By the look of the screenshot, the UGX 50,000 is exclusive of the actual internship fee (if they pay in the first place) that any student would pay to undertake their training at such a reputable institution (KCCA).
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