Kyambogo university to leave out 8,000 students

Kyambogo university will leave out over 8,000 students out of those who had applied to join the institution. This is because the second largest public university in Uganda can only cater for 7,000 students.

Prof Elly Katunguka, the Vice Chancellor said 15, 910 students had applied for their undergraduate courses but all can not be admitted due to shortage of facilities.

He however said the university secured a loan of Shs70.4 billion from the African Development Bank for infrastructural development to over come the shortage and the number of students admitted will increase in future.

Prof Katunguka said although the university has been operating with a Shs6 billion revenue deficit, the administration will not increase fees for the incoming students.

The government allocates Shs21 billion to the university each financial year.

However, Prof Katunguka warned that increasing tuition fees will be inevitable next year after the review of their academic programmes and merger of some untenable and duplicated courses.

“We have been trying to harmonise our curriculum. There are courses which have six students and we are paying a lecturer for a full day. We will see which courses are related and merge them. Tuition increment is something we will be thinking about in future,” he said.

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