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By Esther Opade

We have to give it up for Makerere University Information Technology students and the new Vice Chancellor, they have  revolutionalized the registration process.

From months to minutes, admitted students will start online registration, that will improve the quality of services and e-connect students, the administration and parents.

The online service will combine with  a short text messages facility, for the administration to avail students and parents with academic results, conduct at university and pending university charges.

Students who have been freely updating their parents about their progress at school think it is great but others feel it would expose their bad conduct to guardians, and at worst they would deny them tuition fees.

“Parents will get updates about their children per semester,” said Prof. Venasius Baryamureeba, the Vice Chancellor Makerere University.
The university administration is now recording email addresses and mobile numbers of the all the students and parents before the service starts next academic year beginning October 2010.

“This application will boost Makerere University’s image  internationally. It is a unique system and will attract many students from outside of Uganda,” said Mr. Paul Musasizi the operations manager, Faculty of Technology, Makerere University.

Makerere undergraduates, under the Academic Records Management System (ARMS), developed the application in December 2007, but the project took off in January 2008 with only $13,000 as seed funding.  

ARMS students include, Andrew Muyanja, Arthur Nakkaka, Catherine Nassimbwa, James Onyango Oloo, Maxima Nsimenta, Perez Kakaire, Titus Busulwa, Tom Clement Oketch, Joshua Tendo, Lyllian Nakasujja, Simon Peter Miyingo, Nakiganda Agnes Marjorie, and Pauline Korukundo.

Officials who worked with the youngsters are  Mr. Albert Lumu an industrial expert, and Mr. Paul Isaac Musasizi the operations manager. Prof. S. S Tickodri, deputy Vice Chancellor Makerere University led the ARMS team.

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