Online classes for Third Year Development studies course at Banda-based Kyambogo University have allegedly been put on hold after a student angrily abused a lecturer over irresponsiveness of an online test on July 19.
A highly placed source at the institution says the lecturer demands an apology from the entire class and the name of the culprit before the suspension is lifted.
How it all started
The lecturer who has only been identified as “Shadrack” allegedly uploaded a time-sensitve test to be attempted by his students on July 19.
According to the audio we received, one of the frustrated students pursuing the course did not have kind words for the lecturer following the short comings of the said test.
The highly placed source adds, students of that course were supposed to do a test at 9pm that day using the KELMS (Kyambogo University E-Learning Platform) platform, supervised by the lecturer. The link opened for some students, but didn’t open for others. Later on, upon successfully opening the link, the affected student(s) found the duration of the said test had expired.
The lecturer, in that cause, advised the ones who missed out on the test to open the link again after time had gone by, only for students to find a password-only entry limiting them from test on the second attempt. The student in the audio says, access to the test was still a challenge, leaving him and colleagues frustrated.
The lecturer had, at that time, “gone offline” and communication was futile, raising anger for the student further pushing him (student) into recording the heated audio and openly posting it in the class WhatsApp group.
Following the occurrences, the lecturer now demands an apology from the class over the matter, according to the source.
The students fury is a tap below;