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Makerere announces opening dates for final year Students

By Charles Etukuri

Added 21st September 2020 08:46 PM

He noted that the University Council has proposed that students who were ordinarily residing on campus will be admitted in halls of residence and non-residents would continue to stay off campus.

Makerere announces opening dates for final year Students

Makerere University vice-chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe. File/photo

He noted that the University Council has proposed that students who were ordinarily residing on campus will be admitted in halls of residence and non-residents would continue to stay off campus.

MUK | RE-OPENING

Makerere University on Monday (September 21, 2020), announced fresh reporting dates for Final year students following President Yoweri Museveni's directive of the re-opening of schools and higher institutions of learning on Sunday (September 20, 2020).

Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe while addressing the media flanked by the University Council Chairman, Lorna Magara announced that the University had already made plans to receive students as directed by the Government.

Final year medical students would resume studies for the second semester on October 3, 2020 and end on November 28, 2020.

While the rest of the final year undergraduate and graduate students would report on October 17 and end on December 12, 2020," Nawangwe said.

He noted that the University Council has proposed that students who were ordinarily residing on campus will be admitted in halls of residence and non-residents would continue to stay off campus.

"This is because as much as we wanted all students to be in our halls of residence, but the halls cannot accommodate the entire number because we have a capacity of only 6,000 students and final year students are more than 10,000," he said.

He noted that they would allow foreign students who had tested 72 hours before travelling to Uganda to be admitted to the University without being quarantined.

Nawangwe noted that the students second semester was interrupted in March this year when Government ordered the closure of all schools and higher institutions of learning and the students had come to complete what they had not studied.

He noted after clearance for teaching by the National Council for Higher Education, teaching would commence on October 15, 2020 via the online distance and e-learning platform.  

"Arrangements for this are underway," Nawangwe said.

On how the University planned to handle cases of COVID-19 among students who get infected, Nawangwe announced that they were discussing with the Ministry of Health to allow the University to manage cases of students who might fall sick at the University hospital.

"There is a requirement that there must be special facilities and we believe that we can put these facilities in place to be able to manage the cases," Nawangwe said.


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