All examinations from different colleges at Makerere University will be marked in one central pool, the vice chancellor has announced.
According to Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, the move is intended to eliminate bureaucracies that have resulted in loss of student marks and late release of transcripts.
Prof Nawangwe said Shs120 million has been earmarked for setting up the marking system.
“Effective Semester I of this academic year 2017/18, all exams shall be marked centrally. This initiative is aimed at ensuring that all delays that are usually associated with release of students’ results are avoided,” Prof Nawangwe said on Tuesday.
He said examination rooms will erected in each college where all examination scripts will be collected and lecturers will only access them at the time of marking.
The acting vice chancellor for finance and administration, Prof William Bazeyo, said the new system starts immediately.
“Students have been complaining about their lecturers losing their scripts and marks but I assure you that with the central marking system, this will not happen again,” Prof Bazeyo said.
The Academic Registrar, Mr Alfred Masikye Namoah, also announced that they will issue transcripts on graduation day scheduled to take place from 16th to 19th January.
“We have embarked on the process of printing Transcripts for students from the college of Health Sciences, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and the School of Law. The printing of academic transcripts for other Colleges are ongoing,” Mr Masikye said.
“I reiterate that all the students who would have satisfied the academic and financial requirements for graduation, and cleared with the University authorities, will be in position to receive his/her transcript on the day of graduation,” he added.