KAMPALA – Makerere University management has extended the deadlines for application for admission by 30 days.
The initial deadline was Friday, April 17, 2020, however, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it has been extended a month.
According to a statement issued on the university social media pages, the extension applies to both graduate and under graduate programs.
“All online adverts will go be updated to reflect these changes,” reads an excerpt.
The Ministry of Education and Sports said Education Minister Ms Janet Museveni will communicate the next steps for the sector including opening of the new term in view of the extension of the Coronavirus lockdown by 21 days until May 5, 2020.
In her address on April 4, Ms Museveni announced a tentative calendar for schools, tertiary institutions and universities.
Accordingly, the ministry had planned that pre-primary, primary, secondary schools, and Primary Teachers Colleges would open for continuation of Term I on April 27, up to June 12; term 2: 22nd June to 4th September and Term 3: 21st September to 19th December 2020.
Where as universities and Other Tertiary Institutions, including BTVET institutions would have opened for continuation of the current Semester on 2nd May, 2020. But the government has decided to extend the current Coronavirus lockdown upto May 05, meaning that any other programmes must conform to the lockdown.