They argue that that the affirmative action policy which awarded 1.5 bonus points to girls qualifying to enter public universities, remains insufficient to address equity issues, especially in science-related courses. As a result, they say, the current government merit scholarship for students in higher education is heavily bent in favour of male students.
Professor Rhoda Wanyenze, the Dean of Makerere University School of Public Health says award of government scholarships is heavily skewed towards male students.
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