BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU
ARUA: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2021
The Muni University in Arua City has opened a one week window for late admission applications following an outcry from prospective students who cited the disruptions by the Coronavirus lock-down to submit their applications in time.
Officials say that following President Yoweri Museveni’s announcement that universities resume teaching from the beginning of next month, over eleven students went to the campus to plead with the authorities to be allowed to apply.
Assistant Academic Registrar Phillip Draonzi said the pleas prompted the university management to call an urgent meeting that decided to reopen admissions.
Already 321 fresh students had received clearance for admission to start the academic year but that number is now expected to increase as a result of the call for late applications.
The narrow window that begins today slums shut on February 19 so as to give the admissions board ample time to assess the applications and workout the shortlist ahead of the slated opening of the semester on March 1, 2021.
Draonzi said the applications are conducted online through the academic information management system.
“When the system closes at 5:00 pm on Friday, nobody can apply thereafter,” he said.
The extended period targets qualified A’ Level leavers and diploma holders for private sponsorship to six major programmes including bachelor of science in information technology, bachelor of information systems and bachelor of science with education in biology and physics.
The others are bachelor of business administration and management, Bachelor of Science in agriculture and bachelor of education- primary.
According to a secular issued by the academic registrar, Nicholas Tumwebaze, all applicants must pay a compulsory application fee of sh50, 000 for Ugandans and students from the East African Community member states while other nationalities pay an equivalent of USD $50.
All payments must be channeled through the bank or mobile money but not through bank agents.
He warns that only accurately completed applications will be processed for admission while any cases of falsification would lead to cancellation of admission.