Following President Muuseveni’s directive that universities should carry on with online studies as they await staggered reopening in March, Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has issued a statement about their next move.
According to a letter dated 5th February 2021 addressed to students and members of staff, Makerere University continuing students (including finalists) will kick off their 2020/2021 academic year this Monday with online lectures.
The statement further indicates that first year students (freshers) will be registered starting 1st March and that’s when their studies are expected to kick off as well.
“Enrolment registration and teaching of freshers will commence on 1st March 2021 on campus.” Nawangwe’s statement reads in part.
“Teaching and learning for the continuing and finalists will commence online on Monday 8th February 2021” Nawangweadded in a statement.
“A schedule for staggered learning for all students on campus will be issued as soon as arrangements are completed.” The statement further indicates.
In addition to President Museveni’s address, the Minister of Education and Sport Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni on Friday explained that universities are free to issue their own program ahead of staggered learning slated to kick off on 1st March 2021.
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