BY ENOCK WANDEREMA AND JEHOSHAPHAT ODIDI
The Easter Semester at Uganda Christian University has started with records suggesting that the University has posted a 10 percent increase in the number of students who have joined.
The semester started on January 3, after a two weeks’ Christmas break.
According to Christa Oluka, the director admissions and students records, the increase in student numbers is compared to the 2019 Easter Semester intake.
According to the University Data Coordinator, Joseph Omonya, out of the 89 courses at UCU, 47 are on session this semester.
Mrs Oluka told The Standard that 25 percent of the 5,365 students expected this semester have registered. The Standard has, however, learnt that some students have not yet reported for classes due to unknown reasons.
Nancy Sayuni, the data coordinator (Timetable office), said this time around students cannot hide behind the delay to release the teaching timetable for their absence in lecture rooms. The timetable was released on January 4 and lectures were starting on January 6.
Despite the absence of students in classes, The Standard has learnt that the two main university’s halls of residence are already full. Peace Lwasampijja, the acting female warden, said Sabiti Hall is filled while Alexis Mugabi, a residential assistant, confirmed that 70 percent of the rooms at the Nsibambi Hall for the males are also occupied.