Muni University Not To Graduate Students


Muni University students face the risk of not graduating if the government does not release a supplementary budget of 700M that was requested by the University.

The Univesity officials appeared before the Education Committee of parliament chaired by Palisa County legislator Jacob Opolot and asked not to be invited back to parliament if the government cannot fund the University which is a cornerstone of science in education.

Muni was the first University to present its documents with Busitema University, Gulu University, Kyambogo University, Makerere University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, and Soroti University all in attendance.

The officials led by secretary Fr Dr Epiphany Odubuker Picho narrated the challenges the University is facing including inadequate funding to facilitate the planned activities. They said that the University survived to experience a strike by the students due to unfavourable conditions.

The university has vowed not to promote any student, or organise any graduation ceremony if the government fails to release the budget of 700M shillings.

The committee was however forced to dismiss Soroti University for failure to present supporting documents to their budget framework paper.