KAMPALA — The list of students who have secured government sponsorship in public universities under the district quota system is out.
At least 1,059 students from 127 districts were selected from across the country, with Makerere University taking more than half of them.
The remaining students will go to the other public universities: Kyambogo, Gulu, Busitema and Mbarara University of Science and Technology.
Districts with higher student populations were allocated a higher number of candidate slots following last year’s resolution by the Government that districts should get slots in tandem with their population. However, each district is entitled to a minimum of six slots.
Accordingly, the districts of Kampala with an estimated 1.7million people and Wakiso with an estimated 1.3million people were given 15 and 20 slots respectively.
Arua was given 9 slots as Masaka and Masindi took 8 places each.