ISAE restructures academic programmes

The Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, (ISAE) Busogo, is currently undertaking changes that will among others, see a reduction in the years it takes students to graduate. Under the current structure, it took five years for  a degree programme and three for advanced diploma, but with the new programme, it will now take four and two and half years, for the degree and diploma programmes respectively.
 ISAE graduates at a previous ceremony. The  institution is set to reduce the length of its academic programmes. The New Times/ File photo
ISAE graduates at a previous ceremony. The institution is set to reduce the length of its academic programmes. The New Times/ File photo

The Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, (ISAE) Busogo, is currently undertaking changes that will among others, see a reduction in the years it takes students to graduate.

Under the current structure, it took five years for  a degree programme and three for advanced diploma, but with the new programme, it will now take four and two and half years, for the degree and diploma programmes respectively.

In an exclusive interview with The New Times, the Rector, Dr. Charles Karemangingo, said that the move is aimed at switching from the Competence Based Learning (CBL) to Credit Accumulation and Model System (CAMS).

“We are eliminating some crosscutting courses especially for general knowledge and we shall evaluate performance basing on the modules unlike before when we considered courses,” Karemangingo said.

He pointed out that the development will enable students to concentrate on the most relevant courses that will also lead to better performance in the specified time they are meant to be examined.

The old system is gradually being phased out as the new one takes shape.

Students are optimistic the initiative will bring a much better learning and performance environment.

“The reduction in the courses is a direct pass for us to put much effort on the remaining courses and I believe our performance will greatly improve,” said Albert Mugabo, a student at the institution.

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