Energizing news coming in indicates that Kyambogo University has decided to host final year students from private hostels following refusal by hostel owners to reduce accommodation fees.
Campus Bee has established that some hostel owners decided to hike the accommodation fees following the resumption of studies for final year students.
The formerly hostel residents are expected to join an estimate of 400 final year students who are already residents in the university halls. It should be recalled that Kyambogo charges private students UGX 300,000 per semester as accommodation fee.
However, according to information coming in, finalists will be charged UGX 120,000 for a period of 44 days, during which they are going to be completing their studies.
According to Mildred Tibananuka, the Dean of students Kyambogo University, the hostel owners refused the university’s request of charging finalists affordable fees for hostel utilities like electricity and water leaving them with no option but to host the learners in halls.
The university had received multiple complaints from students who cried out over their inability to pay the high fees in hostels.
Tibananukadidn’t reveal the exact number of finalists from private hostels admitted into university halls but she disclosed that this is a chance for both safety and security.
While commenting on the high hostel fees, Samuel Ecuru, a finalist of food processing and technology, confessed that when he reported, hostel owner asking him to pay UGX 300,000 for accommodation and other charges mounting to UGX 150,000 for other services. He instead chose to shift to a rental where he paid UGX 170,000 for the 44 days remaining to finish his studies.