Makerere University is set to resume lectures for all academic programmes on October 5th, Campus Bee has learned. The lectures will however be conducted online.
According to a letter from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs Mr. Umar Kakumba to all the Principals, the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has authorized the implementation of the program.
“Therefore, a tentative roadmap has been drawn to guide the process of resuming the teaching and learning effective October 5, 2020, under the emergency ODEL mode,” the letter reads in part.
Mr Kakumba also revealed that the semester was remaining with barely six weeks before schools were closed by President Museveni on March 20, 2020.
He further called upon different colleges to convene their academic boards for purposes of planning “for the resumption of teaching and learning activities under the emergency ODEL mode and agreeing on modalities of covering any remaining course content”.
Different colleges and departments will also use the time before October 5 to develop schedules and contact respective students for sensitization and preparation on requirements for the e-learning process.
End of semester exams
The roadmap also reveals that students will sit for end of semester exams in batches while observing Standard Operating Procedures. “The exams will be conducted in a phased manner to allow observing of COVID-19 SOPs. Each College will make an examination plan/proposal which will be inter grated into a detailed programme to be issued,” the road map reads.