Makerere University has given the 2020 internship a go ahead for students who are able to carry out their training amid the lockdown.
This comes after the internship was called off in July due to rising concerns then, from the public and legislators who were politicizing the issue. The process required students to remotely work with their hosts or design projects during the lockdown.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs at Makerere University, Professor Umar Kakumba said the University has decided to re-open the internship program due to the numerous requests from students who are in position to conduct their internship as guided by their supervisors.
Prof Kakumba also said they are thoughtful of the students who are in districts that are still in lockdown, and are in a big disadvantage of this internship process.
The Makerere University Guild President, Julius Kateregga says the university should go an extra mile and ensure that individual schools (colleges) do not come up with a separate set of guidelines differing from the one stipulated.
“If they are saying that those with the ability and willingness to take on the program can go on then we support their idea. The only problem is to impose the program and making it mandatory,” says the Guild President, Kateregga.