5,072 register for Trinity semester

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Lawrence Bumpengye, assistant supervisor in the university’s dining hall, registers a student at the Old Pitch on April 3 (Photo by Arthur Matsiko)

BY DOREEN KAJERU 

Uganda Christian University (UCU) expects to register 5,072 students the Trinity semester that semester started on May 4.

Of these, 420 were admitted on the modular programme while others are full-time students.

In an email to The Standard , the Admissions and Students’ Records Manager, Mrs Christa Oluka, said that so far the registration process has been a success. She added: “We cannot confirm how many of the expected numbers come until after registration ends so the number could be higher or lower.”

At the Kampala Campus, 774 students have been admitted and registration is ongoing.

“By the second day we had registered 1,084 students, which is very encouraging turn-up. The flow is good and the registering groups are organized,” she said. 

Mrs Oluka added that the accounts, medical and academics offices have been represented at the tents to enable efficiency of the exercise and to avoid any delays in registration.

However, the medical team will only operate at the tents for three days.

Thereafter, the rest of the students will be expected to go and register at the Allan Galpin Health Centre.

The undergraduate students are registering for courses from the various faculties: Business and Administration, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Bishop Tucker School of Divinity and Theology (BTSDT).

The postgraduate students who are registering this semester were amitted to the faculties of Health Science, Science and Technology, Social Sciences and BTSDT

Mrs Oluka concluded that for the next semester a 6 percent increase is expected according to the number of applications that have been received so far. She said 217 new students are expected this semester as compared to the last Trinity semester during which the new students were 193.

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