By Jane Nambi
The Senior Five selection is beginning today at Wonder-World, Kansanga as students are expected to report for their first term on March 4th.
Senior one cut off points were hiked because students performed quite well not quite as compared to the S.5. In S.4, out of 262, 987 students who sat for the examinations, only 18, 826 managed to pass the examinations in division one compared to 22, 630 of 2011.
Top schools are expected relax their cut off points because of the increased number of students who sat for the examinations. Top schools such as Namagunga, Gayaza High School, Kitende, Kings College Budo and Namugongo. They require each student to have scored a distinction one in each of the three subjects he or she intends to study in S.5.
This year, students joining S.5 will offer a maximum of three principal subjects, one subsidiary and General paper and this will be used as a basis for admission to university. For students doing science subjects, they have to do mathematics as a subsidiary subject. Even those doing economics are required to this.
Students doing arts subjects will be required to do information and communication technology.
Students who will be admitted under the Universal Secondary Education (USE) will be required to have passed in division one or three.