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Continuing Students To Benefit From Government Sponsorship

Continuing Students To Benefit From Government Sponsorship

The government has extended sponsorship for academic year 2022/23 has been extende to continuing students. They made this move to cater for those that the closure of schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic affected.

On July 11, Makerere University released a circular. It indicates that students who sat for their Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) in 2018, 2019 and 2020 qualify to apply for government sponsorship this academic year (2022/23).

What this means is that students already in their first and second years of study can apply for government sponsorship. However, this means that if one qualifies for the sponsorship, they are to begin afresh from first year.

This is because due to the Covid pandemic, there were no UACE exams in 2021 hence no sitting candidates to join universities this year.

Those eligible for applying for scholarships should be from the eight public universities. Thai is; Makerere, Kyambogo, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Busitema, Lira, Muni, Gulu and Kabale.

Further, the Ministry of Education has tasked Makerere University to coordinate the exercise.

According to the circular from the Makerere University Academic Registrar, Mr Alfred Masikye, they will require students to apply for these sponsorships online through the ACIMIS system.

“Eligible applicants should possess at least two (02) Principal passes at Advanced Level (UACE) or its equivalent obtained at the same sitting and at least five (05) passes at Ordinary Level (UCE) or its equivalent obtained at the same sitting. Only candidates who sat A’level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible,” Mr Masikye’s circular reads in part.

These applications kicked off on Monday. They will confirm them upon a payment of a non refundable shs52,000 per person. They will end on August 5th.

“Applicants are strongly warned against presenting forged or other people’s academic documents to support their applications for admission. The consequences if discovered are very grave,” the circular reads.

However though, students who are already under government programmes from all Public Universities and Tertiary Institutions must not apply for government sponsorship.

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