Makerere University through its academic registrar Alfred Masikye Namoah, has announced that it is pushing to cease basing on UACE Results to admit students for medicine and surgery courses.
The state owned University has learnt that A’level results do not prepare students well enough for this course and has resulted to a lot of failures in this specific course.
Law course changes
In a move to minimize failures, Makerere has introduced mandatory entry exams for students interested in pursuing bachelor of laws. Students pay a non refundable fee of 80,000 to seat for these entry exams.
In addition to 80k fee, candidates will be required to have a minimum of 15 points to apply for this course. Females will be added 1.5 points to their A’ level results according to Masikye.
On average, Makerere University has been receiving more than 2,000 applicants for the pre-entry exams and yet the university can only admit 300 students per year.