After UCU Mukono cut their exam retake rates by half just last week, the retake price war has taken an interesting turn. Now MUK, MUBS and Kyambogo University have matched the move by cutting their cross-semester retake rates up to 3 retakes per student.
The new retake rates are now the most affordable cross-semester rates in Uganda. Under the university promotion dubbed ‘Yabba’, customers on MUK are able to move from 6 retakes to 3 retakes after completing the first 5 retakes, but this only applies to on-campus exams. Those on MUBS and Kyambogo enjoy a uniform rate of 3 retakes for both prepaid and postpaid students while those on UCU Mukono enjoy 5 retakes. The rates apply to both on-campus and off-campus exams.
In light of the new developments, UCU which started the retake price war by cutting their 10 retakes to 5 retakes, said they are ready to go even lower to 3 retakes. “The first move was meant to stir the retake market for the benefit of the students and we are glad our goal has been achieved. Now we shall go even lower to 3 retakes,” Vice Chancellor, Dr John Senyonyi promised. “And our offer is permanent.”
The Uganda university industry is now the fiercest in Africa with over 30 universities competing to increase their student subscriber base.