Continuing students return to campus ahead of end of semester exams

Continuing students at Makerere University have started reporting to their respective places of residence in Wandegeya and Kikoni as they prepare to do their exams.

Only finalists have been on campus for the past few weeks, with other learners attending classes online.

Students have been seen in groups discussing and catching up with colleagues as they prepare to do the exams in person after an eight-month absence.

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The Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Assoc. Prof. Umar Kakumba revealed that Makerere University was recently given the green light by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) to conduct exams physically for other students once the finalists have finished and left the university.

“Students will spend about six weeks doing end of semester examinations. We will ensure that there is no congestion and the SOPs are adhered to,” he explained.

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The continuing students are set to begin their exams on November 30th 2020.

Five private universities of the 25 total universities cleared to conduct online lectures have already had online assessment systems. However, most public universities say that online assessments are expensive, takings long to be accurate and credible and that most of their students do not have the required gadgets like laptops, to effectively have all of them on these online assessment systems.

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We wish them the very best.


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