President Museveni is reported to have okayed the student loan scheme that will be rolled out next semester, according to Education minister Jessica Alupo.
This paper reported yesterday that the minister said whereas the plan had been endorsed, the technical team is yet to be put in place to handle all loan-related issues. It is also not clear how the government will recover this money, especially when there is no job assurance after the students have completed studies.
Several stakeholders, including Makerere University Chancellor
His words can linked to the fact that only students offering science subjects will benefit from the loan scheme. This will be very unfair considering the fact
The other big loophole in the project will be how to determine the beneficiaries. According to authorities, the beneficiaries should be poor. But the dilemma is most poor students go to humble secondary schools where it is hard to pass sciences. This sentiment was also shared by the director for higher education, Ms
Just last year, the
The board hoped to identify the former students through social media data because the government had not established a National ID system by 1975.
Details of government-sponsored students before this period could not be traced by any other means apart from graduation records. The same problem could befall
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