THE IMPACT OF INCREASED MOBILE PHONE USAGE ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMICS AND HEALTH AT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

Many youths now have mobile phones that they carry with them everywhere. Many Lecturers claim that phones are distracting while students insist that phones are necessary.

We are paying Government students’ allowances on Thursday, Friday – Makerere bursar Tamale

Makerere University Bursar Augustine Tamale has announced that the Living Out Allowances (LOA) for government sponsored students will be paid between Thursday and Friday this week.

Tamale was responding to allegations that the university had used the funds to pay incentives for lecturers who were on strike.

 “Government changed the financial management system… When we collect money, we send it to consolidated funds, and we spend using the government software called the Integrated Financial management system (IFMS). So you pay from Bank Of Uganda,” Tamale said.

Bitterness, confusion as Makerere decides to pay students’ allowances using mobile money

Government sponsored students at Makerere are still exchanging bitter words with their leaders, with some planning to strike, after they were informed that their long awaited allowances will be channeled through mobile money.

This money had always been sent to students’ bank accounts.

However, according to the university bursar Augustine Tamale, the process has been changed to E-wallet (or suing mobile money) by the government.

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