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Parliament moves to review university admission criteria

Makerere University

By Francis Kagolo                                                                 Parliament has passed a motion recommending a review of the district quota system for admission of students to public universities.  In a statement issued, the legislators also resolved that all girls joining university benefit from the 1.5 extra points, which is currently only given to those straight from A-level. “Though the district quota system was well intentioned, ... Read More »

Ugandan universities slip in continental ranking

Makerere University

Ugandan universities have plunged in the latest ranking of higher institutions of learning in Africa. Makerere University that was second on the continent until Wednesday has been relegated to the tenth position. According to the latest ranking by Webometrics, an organisation that monitors university performance worldwide, Makerere is the only Ugandan university in the top-125-tier on the continent unlike the ... Read More »

Uganda: Makerere University students count losses

Makerere University

Makerere University students are growing restless over the failure of the University Council and staff to reach an agreement over the two-week-long strike. Lillian Aber, the guild information minister, said students were losing money every additional day that the university does not open. “The longer this issue continues, the more time the students will lose. This was supposed to be ... Read More »

Tanzania: East African University teaching obsolete minus research

Makerere University

Whenever the University almanac releases the outcome of their annual rankings of Universities in the World, East African universities are always outside the top ten brackets. On the continental ranking luckily, the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) does us East Africans proud by leaping into one of the top 20. Our continent is mead proud in World Universities rankings ... Read More »

Uganda: Universities hike tuition fees

Makerere University

Parents of students at the university must prepare to dig deeper in their pockets as tuition and functional fees are set to be hiked in a number of private and public universities in the country. At Makerere, rising costs has forced the oldest public university to halt the feeding of private students who hitherto paid just sh2,000 per day for ... Read More »

76,151 students chasing limited vacancies in universities

Uganda Universities

University gates are open. A scramble for university admission is under way with up to 65,417 students chasing a dwindling number of vacancies in universities in the country. With a record A’ level pass rate of close to 70% — meaning all these students had the required two principal passes for university admission — the competition will be more intense ... Read More »

Universities to increase cut-off points for courses

Universities to increase cut-off points for courses

Public universities are likely to raise cutoff points following an improved performance in last year’s Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE).  Mr Charles Sentongo, the Makerere University deputy academic registrar, said any improvement in performance means entry to university becomes more competitive. “There will be a small change in cutoffs as long as Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) reports improved performance. ... Read More »

Uganda: Makerere University to stick with new tuition structure

Makerere University

Prof. John Ddumba Ssentamu, Makerere University’s Vice Chancellor on Feb. 18 called a hastily organized press briefing to clarify a number of issues concerning the new fees structure that has seen students run battles with the Police over the last one week arguing that they cannot meet the deadline due to financial constraints. Ssentamu said it is not true that ... Read More »

Uganda: Makerere ranks high in sciences

Makerere University

Makerere University’s ranking has improved to the ninth overall best university in Africa, according to the findings of a new study. The Scimago Institutions Ranking (SIR) World Report 2012 shows that Makerere has leaped from the 11th position in which the Wobemetrics rankings placed it last August. SIR is a comprehensive ranking of worldwide research institutions, with the goal of ... Read More »

Uganda: Kyambogo, International Universities form bio-medical training network

Ugandan universities and their counterparts in the neighbouring countries are coming together to design equipment that will assist Ugandans cut the costs incurred by the importation of medical equipment. The innovation, according to the Kyambogo university vice chancellor, Prof. Isaiah Ndiege, will assist bio-medical students improve their knowledge and skills in different fields. The students are to design medical equipment ... Read More »

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