Makerere recovers pujab data
Makerere University recovers (PUJAB) data for over 103,000 senior six leavers that went missing two weeks ago.
The public universities joint admissions board (Board) hosted at Makerere had last month experienced a technical glitch which led to the crashing of the servers and eventually losing all the students pujab data.
The glitch coupled with the impacts of the lockdown has since caused a delay in university selection which are supposed to be held in May.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor in-charge of Academic Affairs at Makerere, Prof Umar Kakumba told URN that although they were looking to an alternative plan of recapturing the pujab data from hard copies, the technical team helped recover the lost data.
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Prof Kakumba notes that they have since sent the information to Uganda Nation Examination Board (UNEB) so that they are availed with the result of the applicants so that selection of students who qualify for the sponsorship starts.
He adds that despite the delays academic registrars from several Public University they are slated to sit in a week for the selections.
No student can be admitted to a public university or tertiary institution on government sponsorship unless they filled the Joint Admissions Board (JAB) forms before sitting their Senior Six examinations administered by Uganda National Examinations Board.
The government sponsored list is usually out by May 22 before admission for private students is issued and a number of parents have been seen on social media inquiring whether the list is out.
Prof Kakumba now says that they have recovered that pujab data, they are only waiting for Uganda Nation Examination Board to start the selection process of students who qualify for the sponsorship starts.
He said the process will be quick. President Museveni last week said government has started the process of lifting lockdown.