Through their official social media platforms, Makerere University has this evening cancelled the planned reporting of newly promoted final year students this weekend.
According to the university statement, finalists will not report due to technical reasons and a new date will be communicated.
“Due to technical challenges, Makerere University will not open her doors to finalists on 6th February 2021 as earlier planned. A new date for opening will be communicated soon. All inconveniences are regretted.”
Makerere University’s communication has come just few hours to President Museveni’s briefing regarding phased reopening of schools.
The Cabinet recently allowed schools to reopen for all students apart from pre-primary but no date has been set. President Museveni is expected to clarify more on when exactly schools will be reopened.
In a letter addressed to the Minister of Education and Sports Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni, Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe proposed that the university should be allowed to reopen for all students under the “Blended Teaching and Learning” arrangement.
According to Nawangwe’s letter dated 29th January 2021, students can come to campus in shifts while others remain home studying online.
The proposed arrangement suggests that each student group reports on campus for one month after which they will go back home and study online.