Makerere University reduces admissions by 3000, scrapping off Diplomas and certificates

Makerere University reduces admissions by 3000, scrapping off Diplomas and certificates

Makerere University has reduced undergraduate admissions by 3000 as part of implementing a 10-year strategic plan 2020-2030.

This development was confirmed by Dr Vicent Ssembatya, the director of quality assurance at Makerere University.

In addition, the University will scrap undergraduate diplomas and certificate programs.

Currently, the University admits about 11000 students for undergraduate programs.

With the new reforms, it means the University will be admitting an estimated 8000 students for the next three years.

Subsequently, the University says it will increase the admission of graduate students from the current 13% to over 40% over time.

The new reforms will also see the restructuring of undergraduate programs, where some will be merged while others will become course units for related programs.

The reform will also see the university reduce about 100 programs offered at the University to 60.