Can I be re-admitted?
I was a B. Com student at Makerere University but was dismissed after failing to raise a 2.0 cumulative grade average in three consecutive semesters. I would like to repeat the course without the university showing any course unit as â€˜retakeâ€™ on my transcript. Do I need to re-apply given that I like that course?
Fatumah Nakatudde, a deputy academic registrar at Makerere University, says you blundered by continuing with the same course even after it turned out hard for you. You should have applied for change of course before you were discontinued. The university would then have given you another course of your choice.
You can re-apply and be given another course, not the one you failed.
What is actuarial science all about?
I discovered that actuarial science is offered in Uganda but do not know much about the career prospects and the profession in Uganda. Are there actuaries in Uganda?
Actuarial science is offered at the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics, Makerere University.
According to Dyson Maswere, a lecturer at the institute, the course trains students to apply mathematical and statistical methods to manage financial risk in various areas of business. They gain skills in analysing past business events, assess the present risks involved, and model what could happen in the future. To qualify for admission, one must have passed pure mathematics at Aâ€™level with at least grade C. Other relevant subjects are economics, geography, physics and chemistry.
Dr. Yeko Mwanga, the head of Makerere University department of statistical methods, says graduates of actuarial science are employed in stock exchange markets, pension schemes like National Social Security Fund and in-house pension schemes of various organisations. Others are employed in the insurance industry, specialising in either life and health insurance or property and casualty insurance.
Do I qualify for mature entry?
I am a Ugandan aged 38. I attained an Oâ€™ level certificate (UCE) in 2005. Do I qualify for the mature age entry?
According to Vincent Ekwang, a member of the joint admissions board, at least 25 years of age is all it takes for one to be eligible for admission to any public university under the mature age entry scheme. Since you are 38, you are eligible. However, you must sit and pass the university mature entry examination to qualify for admission to any university in Uganda.
I want to become a pilot
I am in S.3 at Kigumba High School. I wish to become a pilot. What do I need to study?
Frank Mwesigwa, the principal instructor at the East African Civil Aviation Academy in Soroti, says you must score at least two principal passes in physics, mathematics or geography at Aâ€™level. You must also pass English at Oâ€™level.
What courses go with HEG/D?
What are the best courses a person taking HEG/D can do considering the fact that she or he has performed well?
Ismael Mulindwa, a principal education officer in the Ministry of Education, says your combination (HEG/D) qualifies you for a number of arts including law, mass communication, business administration and social sciences. However, the choice will definitely depend on your career interests and performance in the final exams.
Which combinations suit medicine?
Apart from PCB/M which other combinations suit medicine?
Chemistry and biology are the essential subjects required for admission to the bachelor of medicine, according to Makerere Universityâ€™s academic registrar, Alfred Namoa. Hence, the university multiplies the passes in the two subjects by three while calculating the studentsâ€™ cut-off points. The other relevant subjects for medicine, which are multiplied by two, are mathematics and physics. Any combination with these subjects suits medicine.
What course do I study?
I completed O'level and attained a certificate in radio and television electronics and a diploma in telecom & electronics engineering. I want to pursue a degree. What course do I study and what qualifications must I have to be admitted?
Ritah Namisango, Makerere U niversity spokesperson, says you can apply for engineering courses like telecommunications engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, through the diploma holdersâ€™ admission scheme. You must have at least a second class or credit diploma to be eligible for admission through the diploma holdersâ€™ scheme.
Compiled by Francis Kagolo
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