Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe has revealed that the university is set to reopen for online studies and examinations for it’s students later this month.
In a video message shared through his verified social media accounts, Nawangwe said as result of communication from the National National Council for Higher Education( NCHE), medical and vetinary students will officially resume studies today August 16, 2021.
For the continuing students, he said, ” The rest of the other students will continue studying online and the arrangement is final year students will resume studies on the 30th of this month, the colleges are making arrangements for this.”
Nawangwe added that the rest of the continuing students who had not completed their examinations will resume online starting September 6, 2021 and they are expected to complete on 24th of the same month.
After the completion of examinations, the students will resume online studies on 27th of the same month.
” The intention of this is that we should complete this academic year within this year,” the Vice Chancellor said, before adding “This is so that next year we can move to the next academic year.”
Nawangwe urged all students to adhere to the decision made and prepare themselves for the online classes.
In other institutions like Kyambogo University, online studies have failed to kick off due to a number of challenges like failure to access Internet and expensive internet charges, students lacking the necessary gadgets among other issues.
Schools and other higher learning institutions were closed following a presidential directive on June 18, 2021 and although government has promised to reopen learning institutions before the year ends, no specific date or month has been communicated.
This has made some schools and higher institutions of learning to consider carrying out online studies.