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Only 1.5% repaying gov’t student loans as applicant numbers rise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many students are rushing to apply for government loans to pay for their university education but hardly any are paying back the money. It transpires that only 1.5% have been servicing their loan, long after they graduated and started working. The Higher Education Students Financing …

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FULL LIST: Makerere admission details for 2020/21

✳ Govt sponsored ✳ Govt sponsored diploma ✳ Private sponsored ✳ Mature age ✳ International applicants Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Makerere University and its Nakawa-based business school have jointly admitted 14, 538 undergraduate students under the private sponsorship scheme. According to the admission lists released by …

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Universities to shift evening classes due to curfew

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  University administrators in Kampala have indicated plans to move evening classes students to afternoon because of the curfew as finalists prepare to resume studies. It comes two days after President; Yoweri Museveni announced plans to allow learners in candidate classes and finalists in tertiary institutions …

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Prof. Suruma re-appointed Makerere University Chancellor

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has re-appointed Prof. Ezra Suruma, Makerere University Chancellor ahead of the 70th graduation ceremony slated for January 2020.  The former Finance and Economics Development Minister was first appointed Makerere University Chancellor in 2016. “I congratulate Professor Ezra Suruma upon his …

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Makerere University Freedom Square fenced off

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Students and alumni of Makerere University have questioned the motive behind the erection of metal bars across the Freedom Square. The square, which lies in the space between the University’s administrative block –the Main Building, the University Main Library and the School of Social …

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Italy doctor-to-be picks Gaza for semester abroad

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories | AFP | Seated with other students on the steps at the Islamic University of Gaza with his backpack, the young Italian doctor-to-be draws looks from passersby. Riccardo Corradini is the first exchange student in the Gaza Strip under a popular European programme known as Erasmus …

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