Certificate in Foundation ProgrammeOFP)
The Foundation Programme is a one year academic programme intended to serve as a bridging programme for opening up access to higher education to individuals who aspire to enrol for bachelor degrees but miss a few points to qualify.
The specific objectives of the programme are:
- To provide basic information to the procedures, methods and language of the subjects for degree level
- To introduce students to intelligent reading, assimilation, critical judgment, analysis and synthesis of information useful for higher level of learning
- To promote individual self-development and remedy deficiencies carried over from lower levels of education in the ability to speak, read, write and receive instruction in order to successfully undertake university studies
A Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E.) with passes in at least FOUR subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E) or equivalent:
- An Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E.) with at least 1.5 points from TWO subjects. OR
- An Ordinary Diploma from a recognized institution with a GPA of at least 2.0. OR
- NTA Level 5/Professional Technician Level II Certificate.
NB: Passes in Religious studies and General Studies are not counted.
|Cluster||Combination Subjects||Additional Subjects for all clusters|
Introduction to ICT
Business Mathematics and Statistics
|Course Name||Course Code||Unit|
|English Language||OFP 007||2|
|Business Mathematics and Statistics||OFP 014||2|
|Communications Skills||OFC 017||2|
|Development Studies||OFP 018||2|
|Business Studies||OFP 019||2|
|Introduction to ICT||OFP 020||2|
Tuition Fees (40,000 x 12 Units)
Examination Fees (10,000 x 6 subjects)
Students Organization Fees
Student Identity Card
Quality Assurance Fee
Mr. Paul Mgumba
The proposed programme will provide knowledge and skills that will prepare students lacking direct entry qualifications to undergraduate programmes, to reach requirements of university faculties for admission.
Among other things, students completing this programme are expected to be able to:
- Explain basic concepts, theories and issues in their specialized subjects.
- Make presentations of academic issues in their areas of specialization in a logical, intellectual way.
- Communicate effectively using English language.
- Demonstrate critical and analytical framework about the society and developme
- Demonstrate enhanced academic writing and study skills.
- Analyze critically cross-cutting issues in the society.
- Apply information and communication technology in study, work and daily life.
- Apply online facilities and modern techniques for enhancing interactive learning, work and daily life.
- Search learning materials and develop feasible plans for self-studying in different learning systems, including the open and distance learning system.
Each Module carries 100% marks.
Coursework carries 30% of the total marks (assignments and tests);
Final examination counts for 70% of the total marks.