Makerere asks new entrants to print own admission letters

Wednesday June 12 2019



Makerere University main building. File phto

Makerere University main building. File phto 

By PATIENCE AHIMBISIBWE

Makerere University has asked its new students to print own provisional admission letters after they met the minimum requirements to study from the institution in the 2019/2020 intake.
A total of 19,700 students were yesterday admitted to various disciplines at Makerere on private scheme.
Another list with names of 896 students admitted to the different public universities of Kyambogo, Gulu, Mbarara, Busitema, Lira, Muni and Kabale was released and these will enjoy taxpayers’ money through the district quota system. They join an earlier list of 3,000 students who were admitted on merit on government scholarship last month after they appeared top in respective courses they applied for using last year’s Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education results.
Sources who declined to be named for fear of reprimand yesterday told Daily Monitor that the administration had decided that the students print their admission letters and the institution will only issue them the official admission letter after they have cleared their dues.
Mr Charles Ssentongo, the Makerere University deputy registrar in-charge of admission, confirmed the move, saying it would help them cut printing costs.
“Students will print their provisional admission letters next week. They will use this to find out the requirements and after paying their tuition, that is when we will provide them with the official admission letters,” Mr Ssentongo said.
Some Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programmes run at the main campus in addition to courses taught at the institution’s up-country centres at Jinja, Mbarara, Arua and Mbale will be re-advertised after they attracted fewer students.
Science courses such as Architecture, Medicine, Civil Engineering, Pharmacy and Quantity Surveying are some of the undergraduate science courses which remained competitive with cut-off points of more than 40 compared to their counterparts in the humanities.
However, Bachelor of Laws topped with the highest cut-off points of 57 for day students and 52 for the evening class.

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