Makerere University has put a stop to teaching some courses in a bid to improve the quality of education.
The University said it will not be advertising over 18 restructured programs. The University council last year in August approved this move to restructure over 18 undergraduate programs.
The main reason is to reduce 82 courses to 62, starting with August intake 2021.
The restructured programmes will include:
Bachelor of Library and Information Sciences, Bachelor of Archives and Records Management, Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Bachelor of Community Psychology, Bachelor of Industrial and Organizational Phycology.
Others also include; Bachelor of Arts in Development Economics, Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Environmental Science, Bachelor of Science in Meteorology.
The rest include Bachelor of Development Studies, Bachelor of Adult and Community Education among others.
The director of quality assurance, Dr Vincent Ssembatya, also noted that the university looks to enhancing quality. Therefore includes increasing the number of science and technology students being admitted.
“We are going to be research-led and focus more on graduate training. Our curriculum is going to face more in the direction of science and technology to the level of about 40%. The country will not thrive without these disciplines. For every 10,000 students admitted at the university each year, 4,000 will be graduate students.’’