In a statement dated September 29, 2023, Mukadasi Buyinza, the academic registrar, explained that once registered, students would be able to print their financial statements and examination permits, which are essential for accessing examinations in the first semester of the 2023/2024 academic year.
University has extended the registration deadline for the first semester of the
2023/2024 academic year following numerous appeals by the students. The
Academic Registrar's Office has granted a month-long extension for the exercise
that was scheduled to stop on September 30, 2023.
in response to the students' requests and their financial constraints, the
deadline has been extended to November 1st, 2023.
This extension aims to ensure
that all students have sufficient time to complete their registration
decision to revisit the initial deadline was prompted by the concerns raised by
students who were at risk of missing out on registration due to insufficient
funds to cover the required 60 percent tuition payment. In a statement dated
September 29, 2023, Mukadasi Buyinza, the academic registrar, explained that
once registered, students would be able to print their financial statements and
examination permits, which are essential for accessing examinations in the
first semester of the 2023/2024 academic year.
first-year students who were interviewed expressed concerns about not receiving
financial support from their guardians and being at risk of missing out on
registration. According to Makerere University's tuition policy, privately
sponsored students are expected to pay 60% of the tuition fees at the beginning
of each semester and full functional fees at the start of the first semester.
The policy further states that all students
should have paid 100% of the tuition fees by the end of the 6th week of the
semester. This posed a challenge for students who had not met these payment
requirements, as they were on the brink of missing out on university
registration. Kevin Mugabi, Guild Information minister,
revealed that a significant number of students had sought assistance from their
student leaders, urging the Academic Registrar to extend the registration
Many students found it difficult to collect the necessary tuition
within the limited timeframe of six weeks, putting their academic presence on
campus at risk. Mugabi explained that failure to complete
the registration process would result in these students not being officially
recognized by the university. Their essential biographical information would
not be uploaded to the university system, making them ineligible to sit for
examinations as they would be unable to print the required examination permits.