The Education Ministry’s Joint Admissions Board (JAB) released this year’s list of 7,000 students admitted to 38 tertiary institutions, marking an increment from last year’s 5,302.
This reflects a rise in demand for tertiary learning, with many seeing it as a viable avenue into the job market. Two new institutions are reflected in the list this year, in Tororo Cooperative College and Uganda Polytechnic Institute Kigumba, admitting students under JAB.
Today, we publish a list of those admitted, who will benefit from a government scholarship at various diploma levels in the business, technical, vocational and education fields.
In line with the government’s policy on promoting science teaching, the bulk of the scholarships (over 5,800) are allocated to science disciplines such as Wildlife, Fisheries and Agriculture, Engineering and Education (Science Teachers), while Commerce and the Arts take up whatever is left.
Unlike in the past, students will start classes almost immediately. Allied health institutions like Mulago open on August 6. Clinical Officers’ schools will start learning on August 13. Most technical and commercial colleges begin receiving new students seven days later on August 20.
Continuing students report a week later. A JAB statement said admitted students should go pick admission letters at their new institutions.
Unsuccessful students can apply for supplementary admission at JAB offices in Kampala from today. Those who succeed will be admitted two weeks after the various start dates.
Those who don’t make it through the supplementary route, can still apply for private admission, where they will pay for their education. Most courses run for two years. The board will post the admission lists at its headquarters in Kampala and at the various tertiary institutions starting today.