UGANDA: District quota admissions delayed

The admission of 896 students to public universities under the district quota system has been delayed because the admissions board is awaiting a decision on whether to consider new districts, writes Francis Kagolo for New Vision.

"The question of whether students should be sourced from all districts, including new ones, has not yet been decided," an official said. The Public Universities Joint Admissions Board last week wrote to the Education Ministry seeking guidance on the matter, a source on the board said. The government created 24 districts this year, bringing the number to 111. Another 10 are pending.

Education minister Geraldine Namirembe Bitamazire told the parliamentary social services committee last month, that the number of students admitted through the quota system would reduce from 16 to 10 per district. She, however, did not say when the decision would take effect.
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