Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has revealed that the oldest and most prestigious university in Uganda, by default, admits at least a student from every sub-county in Uganda.
While welcoming fresh students that are reporting on 3rd August, 2019, using his social media, the Architecture professor said that admission of students from every corner of the country puts the institution in a better position to understand the country’s issues and how to best tackle them.
“We do not take for granted the fact that every year we admit students from every Sub-County of this country” Nawangwe tweeted.
“This representation makes us better positioned to understand the challenges affecting our country and how we approach them” he added.
He also went on to welcome international students that applied and were admitted to Makerere University and said that they made the right choice to join the university.
As of 19th June, 2018 (statistics of the Electoral Commission), Uganda had 1,671 sub-counties in total. That means that the university makes sure that at least a student from each of these sub-counties is admitted to a course for higher learning.
The university admits slightly over 20,000 students every academic year that study from the main campus or affiliate campuses like Makerere University Business School (MUBS) and regional branches in Jinja, Mbarara and Mbale.