UGANDA: Extra points fail to end science gender gapDaily Monitor.
The policy has helped lift the percentage of females at Makerere University and other public institutions from 25% in 1989 to 46% today. But the surge in female numbers has been almost exclusive to humanities, with virtually no change in female intake in science subjects.
Female enrolment is up to 70% in some arts courses, largely due to the 1.5 points given to girls joining public universities. For example, out of the 74 students admitted to study for a bachelor of laws on government scholarships last year, only nine were boys. But the question on academic minds is: where are the girls in sciences?
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