SUMMARY: Makerere releases admission list of government-sponsored students
KAMPALA – The Office of the Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the official Makerere University admission lists for government-sponsored students for A ‘ Level Applicants for the Academic Year 2020/2021.
According to the admission lists for government-sponsored students signed by University Academic Registrar Alfred Masikye, Makerere admitted a bigger number compared to other universities.
The University also released the Public Universities Joint Admissions Board Cut off Points for Government Admissions.
The higher education admissions process takes place in two stages. First, all students who wish to be considered for admission under government sponsorship to public universities fill out the Joint Admissions Committee application forms; and rank their top six choices of degree programmes offered in public universities.
They also select four choices of diploma programs at other public tertiary institutions.
The cabinet which met on Monday at State House Entebbe has resolved to reopen higher institutions of learning basically tertiary institutions and Universities to commence the education cycle.
Dr. John Muyingo, the state minister for higher Education said the cabinet resolved to roll out a phased re-opening of the education system with priority going on 100 tertiary institutions and 50 Universities in the country.
“When we reopen higher Institutions of learning, these are easier to manage without breaching Covid-19 measures relating to physical distancing requirements because they have fewer student numbers compared to Primary and Secondary schools,” Dr. Muyingo explained.
Dr Muyingo added that post-secondary school academic institutions (higher institutions of learning also have more spacious accommodation facilities (Halls of residence and hostels) than secondary schools making it easier to observe physical distancing requirements.
This means that upon reopening we can look at the situation where all of them are confined in one place with strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines.
He explained that the original proposal to reopen candidate classes only was shelved because it is not workable and would affect the entire school’s promotions system.
“For instance, what happens to children in S1 who remain unpromoted having had a dead year yet those of P7 went on to sit their examinations and were ready to enroll for Senior one? The same applies to S4s and even S6,” said Dr. Muyingo.