The Ministry of Education has released the admission list for government sponsored students at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST).
Government sponsors 2,500 students in the five public universities of Makerere, Kyambogo, Mbarara, Gulu and Busitema, with Makerere University taking the lion’s share of 2,000 students while 500 students are shared amongst the four other public universities.
Government has two programmes where it sponsors bright but needy students and these are; the quota system that targets students that are bright but can’t afford university tuition.
The second is a loan system, where government avails loans to bright students that qualify for entry into university but are unable to pay tuition.
Those enrolled under the loan scheme are supposed to repay the fees spent on their tuition two years after leaving university.