Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Vice Chancellor, Prof John Ddumba Ssentamu has said that change of courses will not affect the current students.
In a press statement released on Tuesday, the University Public Relations officer Ritah Namisango quoted the Vice Chancellor saying that the restructuring of academic programmes will affect students joining the university in the 2016/2017 academic year.
“We are also aware that students are currently enrolled on some of the academic programmes being proposed for restructuring/merging. As is the normal practice, students currently enrolled on these academic programmes will not be affected,” Ddumba is quoted.
“The decision that will be undertaken by the Makerere University Senate and Council on restructuring of academic programmes will be applicable to students joining Makerere University in the Academic Year 2016/2017. Its implementation will start with First Year Students scheduled to join Makerere University in August 2016.”
The Vice Chancellor’s clarification comes at the backdrop of a plan by a section of university students hatching a strike after learning that their programmes will be merged or restructured.
Saturday Monitor on March 12th reported that a committee set up by the university two years ago has proposes that 30 degree courses be merged, 18 be restructured, while 21 undergraduate diploma courses, 11 undergraduate certificates and three degree programmes be scrapped.