Some 3,400 students were yesterday formally admitted to Makerere University for postgraduate programmes.
According to a statement from the registrar in charge of Postgraduate Admissions, Prossy Nakayiki, those admitted can collect their admission letters and related information from Makerere on Friday, with classes expected to start in mid-August.
The admission list shows that Makerere's level of recruitment remained steady, although there is a marked increment in those seeking to do PhDs. For instance, 22 students were admitted for the PhD in Educational Management, 10 for the PhD in Agricultural and Rural Innovation.
There are also more health workers opting for postgraduate programmes, some of these very new. For instance, 31 were admitted for the Master of Health Informatics.
The Master of Medicine - General Surgery got 17 admissions, while 33 will join the Master of Obstetrics and Gynaecology programme, making it the most popular programme for doctors.
However, as is the case usually, the Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery programme admitted only 13 students. Owing to the rigorous nature of training and limited facilities, only two of the admitted students are female.
Parents can be hopeful that the number of experts will continue to increase, as 30 applicants for Master of Medicine in Paediatrics and Child Health were admitted. Unsurprisingly, only nine of those admitted are male.
The Observer's writer Derrick Kiyonga was admitted for the Master of Arts in Rural Development, as well as former reporter Shifa Mwesigye, for the Master of Arts in Journalism and Communication programme.
Source: The Observer.