A section of first year students at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) has protested against online tests which are issued out by some lecturers.
According to sources, this has happened today morning in one of the zoom lectures for first year students from the science faculty. According to the screenshots, a number of students renamed their usernames with a quote ‘’say no online tests’’
One of the students who preferred anonymity said that some lecturers are telling them that they are about to do mid-semester examinations and it’s likely to be done online. He further revealed that others are planning to give out chemistry tests yet both lecturers and students are victims of online studies which issues such as network connectivity which make lectures not to be effective.
On 26th June, MUST resumed studies via its learning management system (LMS) and zoom. However reports show that a number of students is still struggling to adopt the new mode of studying especially to the new entrants (freshers). This prompted their leader (chief fresher) to write the University Academic Registrar requesting her to hold on giving out online assignments to the first year students.
Few weeks back, the academic registrar of Kabale University was forced to cancel out an already online examination over suspected leakage.