Makerere University and its Nakawa-based business school have jointly admitted 14, 538 undergraduate students under the private sponsorship scheme.
According to the admission lists released by the office the academic registrar this afternoon, 14,298 students were admitted through direct entry, 139 on mature-age entry and 101, as international students.
However, Students seeking to offer a Bachelor of Law programme for both the government and private intakes have to wait a little longer because their admissions cannot be done without the pre-entry examinations.
Makerere University this week released the official admission lists for Government sponsored students for A Level Applicants and that for Privately Sponsored Students for the Academic Year 2020/2021.
Also released are admission lists for Government sponsored students under the Diploma Entry Scheme, lists for International Applicants lists for Private Sponsorship under the Mature Age Entry Scheme.
Although the admission lists are out, Charles Sentongo, the Makerere university Deputy Registrar in charge of Undergraduate Admissions and Records notes that the university is still not sure about when and how the students will get their admission letters. The university is still closed as the country battles an outbreak of coronavirus disease.
Sentongo further notes that his office will be receiving complaints against non-admission to Makerere University programs under the Private Sponsorship scheme for 2020 – 2021 academic year with effect from August 20. however, this avenue only applies to those on direct entry.
Meanwhile, there are calls for a special admission window to cater for students who could have been disadvantaged by the COVID-19 lockdown. However, the University Vice-Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe says this might not be possible.
Professor Nawangwe says that the university has already extended the admission more than three times to accommodate everyone and now wants to concentrate on planning for those they have already admitted. He, however, advises those who feel that they were left out to petition the Ministry of Education.
In June, the Public University Joint Admission Board-PUJAB concluded the selections of students who are joining universities during the 2020/2021 Academic Year, through the National Merit Government Sponsorship admissions with Makerere and MUBS. The two institutions jointly admitted 1,481 students.
Although both government and private sponsorship admission lists are out, the learning commencement dates remain subject to the Ministry of Education’s approval and reopening of education institutions.