Kampala International University Students site foul play as University maintains late payment charges amidst the Corona Pandemic.
KIU students have shown dissatisfaction with the way the University is running the business during this horrific Pandemic. 18th last month the government through the presidential directive closed all schools. In addition, and institutions due to the unfortunate Coronavirus outbreak that poses a high risk to all Ugandans.
Kampala International University reacted to this directive immediately and stopped any university activities that were ongoing. With students out of the university premises and zero activities and university resources not being utilized, many students thought that the university would succumb to reason and halt the surcharge policy.
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Kampala International University has a surcharge policy that provides that every student must clear all their tuition dues within the first 45 days from the beginning of the semester.
Failure to beat this deadline calls for late payment charges that come in segments. After the 45 days elapse, one will be mandated to pay an extra 60,000shs for local students or $30 for international students.
These charges go for two weeks after the deadline date, then the amount doubles for the next two weeks. This continued till the surcharge amount accumulates to 300,000shs for local students or $150 for international students. This right here is where KIU goes into business mode. For kIU to exploit this break and continue to commercialize it is wrong. Where is the sense of reason?. This should be the time for Kampala International University to evoke a rational revolutionary change in the way they run things.
KIU needs to change not because of society, or maybe they want to reach heaven or God or whatever it is, No KIU needs to radically change because it is necessary during this kind of time. The Kampala International University students deserve some courtesy, something nobler, something more idealistic. Putting a halt on those surcharges is very realistic and considerate. Businesses are down, banks are pardoning loans, money lenders are giving their clients a break, landlords have swallowed a chill pill. Meanwhile, KIU is mining millions off this crunch period.
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