Following the admission of 19,700 students (private scheme) to Makerere University for the academic year 2019/2020, the university has asked its newly admitted students to print out own provisional admission letters.
Details coming in confirm that the university admin has decided to let freshers print their own admission letters and the university will only issue them the official admission letter after clearing their fees.
According to Charles Ssentongo, the Makerere University deputy registrar in-charge of admission, the move will help Makerere cut 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,” Ssentongo said.
It is said that Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programmes run at the main campus and other courses taught in up-country branches of Jinja, Mbarara, Arua and Mbale will be re-advertised because they attracted less students.
Statistics from the recent admission show that Science courses like Architecture, Medicine, Civil Engineering, Pharmacy and Quantity Surveying remained competitive with cut-off points of more than 40. Bachelor of Laws topped with the highest cut-off points of 57 for day students and 52 for the evening fellows.
There was another list containing names of 896 students admitted to different public universities of Kyambogo, Gulu, Mbarara, Busitema, Lira, Muni and Kabale which was released yesterday. The list includes beneficiaries of the district quota system.