Following the presidential directive to reopen schools for final year students during his address to the nation on 20th September 2020, Gulu university hosted a team of inspectors from the National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) led by Dr. Innocent Besigye who were there to inspect both the teaching space as well as the accommodation facilities to ascertain the institutions readiness to host the long relaxed students.
The inspection was done thoroughly with guidance from the university dean of students Mr. Mpora, the assistant academic registrar, Sister Rosealba and they started from the faculty of medicine down to Reginah Hostel.
Items ascertained present were not limited to fabric masks, liquid soap, hand washing materials and stretchers. The lecture halls had chairs stretched 2 meters apart and more than 2 meters between each other, adequate as the regulations set by the Ministry of Health in the long struggle to control the spread of COVID-19.
Schools are set to reopen on 15th October, 2020 and run for strictly 8 weeks for both studies and final examinations though this has left many speculations from the public as to how research (field) activities will be concluded as well as the fact that incidences of dubble freshmen at campus with the then recently successful senior six students.