Makerere University will be reducing on the number of students it admits on its undergraduate programs by 10% during subsequent intakes until the appropriate undergraduate enrollment levels needed to stabilize university operations are achieved.
Yusuf Kiranda, the acting University secretary stated that whereas the university previously thought it was generating revenue from the big number of undergraduate students admitted annually which is contrary to this.
The secretary revealed that the institution is being overstretched and management is considering the need to concentrate more on higher-paying graduate students.
He added that “emphasis is now on achieving an equilibrium between the student enrollment numbers and available human, financial and infrastructural resources. losses are being incurred from maintaining the additional students”.
The University will concentrate on boosting it’s research and graduate training capabilities so as to increase it’s relevance to the country and the community it serves.
However, the university vice-chancellor Prof Barnaba Nawangwe disagrees and instead states that Makerere has adequate facilities to cater to the student population. He on the other hand would like to see an increase in the number of students studying online.
Source; campus cam