Members of Parliament have opposed UNEB Academic verification fees on grounds of being too high.

UNEB recently announced that Anyone vying for Political Positions such as Presidential and Parliamentary needed to pay 600,000 for the verification of UCE and UACE results.

The Legislators led by Nakaseke South Legislator Luttamaguzi Ssemakula, Jinja East MP Paul Mwiru and Lyandro Komakech of Gulu Municipality, unanimously opposed the fees imposed by UNEB for Academic document verification.

The Legislators have asked parliament to intervene and compel UNEB to lower the fee so that more political candidates can aspire for public office.

According to The Presidential Elections Act 2005, the Parliamentary Elections Act of 2005 and the Local Government Elections (Amendment) Act 2005 all prospective aspirants for positions of the President, Members of Parliament and District Chairpersons are required to have completed a minimum formal education of advanced level standard by UNEB or its equivalent.

UNEB recently issued a circular to all the political aspirants to verify their academic documents within the stipulated dates which include 15th May for Presidential and Parliamentary Aspirants and 15th April for District Chairperson at a  fee of Shs.600,000.

While Some MPs are in support of the verification fees, others claim that UNEB might attract suits for its stand on the verification fees.

 

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