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MasterCard Foundation resumes Makerere scholarships amid sexual harassment claims

Students celebrate during their graduation ceremony at Makerere University. (FILE PHOTO)

MAKERERE– MasterCard Foundation has resumed its sponsorship programme a year after it had frozen the partnership with Makerere University.

Sources in the university circles claimed that the sex for marks scandal, corruption among others had forced the MasterCard Foundation to freeze funding after the university failed to act satisfactorily on the allegations.

However, in the latest developments, the Foundation has revealed it will resume the scholarships starting February 2019 that will see over 400 students benefit on the programme.

“We are delighted to inform you that MasterCard Foundation will be offering 450 Scholarships to undergraduate students to study at Makerere University for the academic year 2019/2020,” MasterCard’s  Bernard Buteera, the Communications officer wrote in a statement.

Mr Buteera in said that the foundations will be targeting students who sat their A’Levels in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

To qualify for the programme, he said female applicants should have obtained 11 points and above, while their male counterparts should have obtained 15 points and above.

He added that the application process will start in February 2019 and that the foundations would give more details.

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