Mature Entrance Requirements
Mature Entrance is an opportunity extended to adult persons who have proven to be eligible for University studies but may lack direct entry requirements. They are, there fore, given a mature entrance examination. On passing it, the candidate qualifies for admission in all departments of the university. The candidate fills in the formal application forms obtained from the registrar's office and other satellite centers and returns them to the same office with all his or her relevant documents attached (O â€“ Level certificate of education or its equivalent).
Admission & Registration
In addition, the applicant must
(I) be at least 25 years of age
(ii) have been in employment for more than five years (A letter of recommendation from the employer should be attached),
(iii) pass mature entrance examination with at least 50%.
The Admissions Committee will evaluate the applicant, and if successful, he/she will be invited to sit for the mature entrance examination administered by Bugema University. A letter of admission will then be issued to only those who pass the examination.
Mode of Instruction
While lectures are considered the primary mode of instruction, the university recognizes that students have different learning styles and need to experience other learning environments. Each lecture class involves at least one other type of learning environment, and credit is awarded on the basis of attendance and performance in either tutorial or practical learning experiences, or both. Tutorial sessions, are semi-structured, in which students are invited to engage in the material of the course through other means, such as discussion, debate, group study, problem solving and projects. Practicals often involve hands-on experiences in science or computer laboratories or some other practical setting. Other courses may be entirely practical and have no lecture component, such as industrial attachment or teaching practice. In addition, each degree program requires independent research under the supervision of an individual faculty member as a capstone to the degree.