The demand for increase on Capitation Grant for National Teachers Colleges across the country yesterday dominated the 9th graduation ceremony at National Teachers College (NTC) Kabale in Kabale District.
Benjamin Turyahikayo, information pills http://cystiphane-biorga.com/wp-admin/includes/update.php the College Principle said that when held against the current economic situation, what is ed http://curarlaimpotencia.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/mobile-push.php Shs. 1800 that government gives out to students under the free education scheme daily is a drop in the ocean.
He says the money is barely sufficient to prepare one meal for the students.
The college head proposed this money to be increased to Shs. 3000 per student per day, to save the institution from running into debt.
“It is even embarrassing that the grant comes for only 250 days a year and does not reach in time. This has led the students to miss some of the important benefits like study tours,” said Turyahikayo.
Professor James Tumwine the Chairperson Governing Council at the Kabale College said that the increase of capitation grant to 3000/= shillings is long overdue.
Meanwhile, at the event Jolly Karabaya, the Assistant Commissioner for Higher Education in the Education Ministry who represented Minister Janet Museveni revealed that the rehabilitation and construction processes for both Kabale and Mubende National Teachers Colleges is soon to commence with funding from the government of Belgium.
During the graduation at the college campus, 1430 students were awarded with diplomas and certificates in various academic disciplines;