Kasilo County Member of Parliament (MP) Elijah Okupa has today afternoon informed the Parliament of rising concerns that Law Development Center (LDC) is conducting online lectures, exams as well as charging students Shs 20,000 to facilitate the process.
Okupa, who termed the move as
unfair went ahead to remind fellow legislators of the Ministry of Education’s directive that barred Uganda Christian University and other institutions from conducting online exams during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
According to a tweet by Parliament Watch, the Minister of State for Higher Education John Chrystestom Muyingo has informed the house that he has taken note of Okupa’s concern and he’ll report back after looking into the matter.
Campus Bee has already talked to a student from LDC who is not aware of the exams as well as the UGX 20,000 fee. The student however agrees that they are currently having online lectures following the Education Ministry’s decision to allow institutions with the ‘muscle’ of teaching online.
“Director said they have no plan for exams at the moment. He said we finish the syllabus for the last term and exams later.” The student told Campus Bee.
As Okupa’s source of concern remains unknown, it is also possible that allegations were fueled by LDC students who do not agree with online lectures just like what happened with Uganda Christian University recently. The university was accused to planning to hold online exams but it was later discovered they were take home exams, which the university has been doing even before COVID-19.
We will keep you posted!