WHY Tuition Relief for Vulnerable Students
A. Vulnerable students who receive tuition relief for their studies
1. Vulnerable students who receive tuition relief have a good future, as they are taught how to identify business opportunities, start some small business to sustain themselves and to pay fees for their siblings. 2. A number of students who have a job are completing their studies by attending weekend classes.
3. After completing their studies some students feel confident to start and run a small business.
4. Students are able to rebuild the socio-economic conditions in their region. Their proven entrepreneurship increases the number of production of goods and services in especially the agricultural sector, as it concerns 80% of the overall economy. 5. Some students become teachers who, in turn, will impact potential future leaders. 6. Their success stories encourage young people who love to learn, but have no financial means.
1. ASUL needs to retain those students to guarantee the existence and growth of this young university. Presently, lecturers sacrifice half their salary or more. This speaks to their love and concern for these students.
2. The students could reach the point to seriously consider joining a nearby Muslim university receiving a tuition-free study. Regrettably, this has already happened. In those cases, each student at the Muslim university is required to take courses on Muslim faith and practice.
3. The Ugandan Government does not support all private universities, though they, included ASUL, are required to pay taxes to the Uganda Revenuw Agency (URA).
B. Vulnerable students who do not receive tuition relief
Students who don’t receive tution relief cannot afford school fees and onsequently
don’t have much of a future in Lango sub-region: 1. Female students often end up getting pregnant and forget about education 2. Male students often end up becoming drunkards and get involved in stealing, which in most cases leads to death when found or caught.
FROM POVERTY TO PROSPERITY