UCU administration bows to pressure, re-extends online semester

News reaching our desk indicates that the Uganda Christian University administration has bowed down to pressure and re-extended the current semester to a new date, 5th February 2021.

It should be remembered that the online semester at the Mukono based institution began on 15th October and was supposed to end at around 26th December.

Following criticism from the students and parents who claimed that the online semester was not worth the tuition charged and that the students wouldn’t really get all that has to be taught, the university administration decided to push the semester closing date further to 16th January.

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In addition to this hurdle, the university has also been facing challenges of the creepy e-learning system. Many students have from day one been complaining about how they wouldn’t attend the online classes since the system kept disappointing,.

Most lecturers in the law school have continued to postpone classes after they had issues with the system.

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The student’s guild leaders have on numerous occasions asked the university to cancel the online semester and only wait until January when face to face learning is expected to resume.

The extension has been approved in a memo from the University Vice-Chancellor Prof Aaron Mushengyezi addressed to the students.

Our sources however also indicate that the administration isn’t considering cancelling out the online semester simply because it has invested a lot in the e-learning system. We shall keep you posted.

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