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Makerere starts giving scholarships to underprivileged female law students

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Monday, 1 November 2010 - 3:00pm

MAKERERE University has partnered with Ms. JD International, a US-based non-profit organisation, to provide scholarships to unprivileged first-year students in the Faculty of Law.

By Brian Mayanja

MAKERERE University has partnered with Ms. JD International, a US-based non-profit organisation, to provide scholarships to unprivileged first-year students in the Faculty of Law.

Dr. Ben Twinomugisha, the dean of the faculty, yesterday said pioneer recipients for this academic year are Joaninne Nanyange and Monica Athieno from Mukono and Soroti districts respectively.

He said over 600 students are to be considered for the scholarship over years.

Ms. JD International is owned by American lawyers dedicated to the success of women in law and the legal profession.

Speaking at the university monthly press briefing yesterday, Twinomugisha said the scholarship targets students who excelled in the A’level examinations but could not afford university education.

The scholarship caters for tuition, functional fees, accommodation and an undisclosed fee for the beneficiary’s upkeep.

Meanwhile, Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba, the university acting vice-chancellor, said more than 70% of the transcripts for the award of degrees, diplomas, and certificates are ready.

Graduation is scheduled for January 17 and 18.