SUMMARY: Makerere University Business School – MUBS releases admission list of government-sponsored students
KAMPALA – 318 students have been admitted for the forthcoming academic year on the government sponsorship scheme, under various programs, at Makerere University Business School (MUBS).
According to the official admission list of government-sponsored students released on Thursday morning, bachelor of business computing was given 36 students, bachelor of business administration (47), bachelor of entrepreneurship and small business management (29), bachelor of international business (31) and a bachelor of office and information management (30).
Others include the bachelor of leisure and hospitality management, (18), bachelor of commerce (49) while bachelor of procurement and supply chain management received (29) students.
MUBS academic registrar noted that the admission list for government-sponsored students will be distributed from the Nakawa based university when it reopens.
“Students should follow up and pick their admission letters. If they delay, past the deadline to be set, their vacancies will be passed on to other students,” he noted.
The higher education admissions process takes place in two stages. First, all students who wish to be considered for admission under government sponsorship to public universities fill out the Joint Admissions Committee application forms; and rank their top six choices of degree programmes offered in public universities.
They also select four choices of diploma programs at other public tertiary institutions.
The cabinet which met on Monday at State House Entebbe has resolved to reopen higher institutions of learning basically tertiary institutions and Universities to commence the education cycle.
Dr. John Muyingo, the state minister for higher Education said the cabinet resolved to roll out a phased re-opening of the education system with priority going on 100 tertiary institutions and 50 Universities in the country.
“When we reopen higher Institutions of learning, these are easier to manage without breaching Covid-19 measures relating to physical distancing requirements because they have fewer student numbers compared to Primary and Secondary schools,” Dr Muyingo explained.
Dr Muyingo added that post-secondary school academic institutions (higher institutions of learning also have more spacious accommodation facilities (Halls of residence and hostels) than secondary schools making it easier to observe physical distancing requirements.
This means that upon reopening we can look at the situation where all of them are confined in one place with strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines.
He explained that the original proposal to reopen candidate classes only was shelved because it is not workable and would affect the entire school’s promotions system.
“For instance, what happens to children in S1 who remain unpromoted having had a dead year yet those of P7 went on to sit their examinations and were ready to enroll for Senior one?The same applies to S4s and even S6,” said Dr Muyingo.