Makerere University has this year registered a slight drop in the number of students who scooped first class degrees
According to the list released by the university last week, about 283 students will be graduating with first class degrees during the 72nd graduation, which kicks off today, compared to the 312 students last year.
This decline in performance could be attributed to the effects of Covid-19 pandemic that put on hold learning and teaching for some time.
However, there is an increase in the number of female students graduating in different disciplines.
According to the list released by the registrar, Mr Alfred Namoah Masike, about 12,474 students are expected to graduate in different disciplines.
The five-day graduation is to be held at the university until May 27.