Uganda Christian University (UCU) has extended the deadline for the registration of continuing and new students by one week after several students who attended the zoom meeting on Friday begged the university administration to extend the registration deadline.
According to the students, majority failed to use the university management information system (MIS) especially while trying to submit their registration requirements.
It should be recalled that UCU’s online academic semester registration was scheduled to end on Friday, October 23rd but it has since been pushed to next Friday, 30th October.
Continuing students are required to submit all their A level academic documents, National Identity Card and a bank slip indicating payment of 45% tuition and functional fees for verification.
While speaking about the registration, Joy Mutungi, a UCU undergraduate student disclosed that she submitted her academic credentials on the MIS system but her account has never been updated.
“Some of us submitted all what is required on time but the system has captured nothing. It will be hurting to lock us out.” Mutungi said.
Meanwhile Frank Mwesezi, a postgraduate student revealed that they are still struggling with financial hardships to pay the required 45% tuition. Some students are struggling to register due to the poor internet connectivity and lack of access to computers and other gadgets.
“Many of our colleagues are concerned, their parents and guardians are not in position to pay even a single coin. The university should allow them register as they look for money to clear than letting them go for a dead year.” Mwesezi said.
According to Christa Oluka, the Director in-charge of Admission and Students Records, reviews for registration are made to ensure that students who had already prepared their credentials in time but failed to submit them online are not left out.