The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) recently issued guidelines for all Ugandan universities that wish to offer e-learning services during this COVID-19 lockdown that has lasted for over 4 months now.
Among the requirements given to universities was that they should first consult with students to find out whether they are willing to take on online classes as they stay at home.
Universities of Makerere and Busitema have already shared their undergraduate e-learning readiness surveys and students are expected to hand in their views before July 20th 2020.
Other universities are expected to jump on board since the only option of offering their services is strictly online, for now. The ODeL system of learning provision is globally recognized as a worthy mechanism for flexible learning.
According to experts, ODeL avails numerous benefits as a teaching and learning system because it focuses on learners and it provides for engagements between students and lecturers.
The universities have asked students on how effective e-learning can be implemented, challenges they would face, among other questions. Every student is required to submit his/her email address for future engagements.
The students are expected to resume their studies remotely once they show their willingness and ability to take part in the activity.
We will keep you posted!