13 July 2007

Uganda: Makerere Sets Cut-Off Points for Private Admissions

Kampala — MAKERERE University has set entry points for admission of students under the private sponsorship scheme.

Daily Monitor has learnt that the board that was chaired by Makerere university deputy vice chancellor (Academic Affairs) Lillian Tibatemwa sat yesterday morning where they agreed on cut-off points for students to be admitted for the 2007/8 academic year for the private sponsorship scheme.

At least 9,000 will be admitted for various courses including those who applied under the mature age entry scheme.

The students will study on both day and evening programmes. Another 2,000 students have already been admitted on government sponsorship for the 2007/8 academic year.

According to the tentative list of cut-off points that Daily Monitor has obtained, most courses maintained high cut off points like the previous year.

In the science discipline, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is at 38.6 with only 21 students to be admitted, Dental Surgery is at 38.0 with only three students getting admission while Pharmacy has its cut off points at 38.3 with 11 students to be admitted.

In the Arts and Humanities, Bachelor of Laws has attracted the highest cut off points at 51.0 for the day programme with intake figures at 20 and 46.9 points for the evening programme with 126 students to be admitted.

Law also attracted a high cut off point under this year's government sponsorship scheme at 53.6. Bachelor of Mass Communication is at 44.5(day) and 44.0(evening) while Social Works and Social Administration is at 44.6 and 60 students will be admitted.

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