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Can I enroll for a diploma with a certificate?

By Vision Reporter

Added 7th September 2010 03:00 AM

I have more than 5 credits in my S.4 and 5 Os in my S6. If I get a short course certificate, say in ICT, can I register for a diploma in any institution?

I have more than 5 credits in my S.4 and 5 Os in my S6. If I get a short course certificate, say in ICT, can I register for a diploma in any institution?

QI have more than 5 credits in my S.4 and 5 Os in my S6. If I get a short course certificate, say in ICT, can I register for a diploma in any institution?
Ismar

ANSWERAccording to Ann Mugerwa, the acting academic registrar at Kyambogo University, a certificate qualifies you for admission to a diploma course so long as it is in a related field.

However, the certificate should also be done at an institution accredited by the National Council for Higher Education.
QMy daughter scored BEBC in history, economics, literature, and entrepreneurship respectively. At O level, she got two distinctions, seven credits and a pass.

Besides Law, what other professional courses can she be given on private sponsorship at Makerere University?
B. A.

AMakerere’s admissions registrar Vincent Ekwang says your daughter is eligible for courses like mass communication, education, human resources management, social work and social administration among others. The choice should depend on her potential.

QI scored FOOE in A’ level from mathematics, economics, geography, entrepreneurship and pass 7 in general paper last year. What Course do I qualify for at University?
Mudashir Hussein


AStudents ought to score at least two principal passes in A’ level to be eligible for university admission, according to guidelines set by the National Council for Higher Education.

Since you have only one principal pass, James Okello, a joint admissions board member, says you are unlikely to be admitted under the direct entry scheme. However, you can try the mature age entry programme if you are aged 25 and above.

QI’ve been at a university: I requested for a dead year but was denied the chance yet I had no money to pay for the year then. Can I resume school after having sat for a full year?
Alice Nakalyanta

AThe Kyambogo University acting academic registrar, Ann Mugerwa, says they would treat your case as an abscondment from studies and therefore you would not be allowed to resume.
However, you need to explain to the officials at your university about the issue and see whether they can pardon you.

QNow I realise universities do admit students with O' Level certificates to their certificate programmes for a-one-year duration.

Can one's O' Level certificate plus the certificate awarded by that particular university in reference to that particular course be a qualification to the Diploma Level?
Frank

A
Kyambogo University academic registrar Ann Mugerwa, says you can be admitted to a diploma course if you posses a certificate in a similar profession whether or not you sat for A’ level.

Can I enroll for a diploma with a certificate?

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