Makerere University is soon opening its gates to students that are in their final year of studies with reports suggesting that the move could happen as early as June.
According to reports by Campus Bee, the Vice-chancellor of Makerere University, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, released a letter that reveals the actual dates of when MUK will open so that finalists can resume studies.
The letter in question, was revealed by Campus Bee and it clearly states that final year students are expected to head back to class as soon as June 20th, 2020.
The move is seen as a way to control the numbers of students, and also encourage social distancing at the campus so as to prevent the spread of Covid-19. According to Prof Nawangwe, they have set up a university COVID-19 taskforce that will come up with guidelines to ensure safety once the university opens.
Once MUK is reopened, the semester is expected to run till August 7, 2020, with the finalists having normal classes and later sitting for their end of semester exams.
Makerere University to be reopened for only finalists
We are not sure about the ability of the university COVID-19 taskforce set up to handle the reopening but we hope its equipped and ready to take on a high influx of students since it can be challenging to maintain and track all movements of students in and out.
According to the official document, the deans of the university have also been given a number of tasks such as listing the telephone numbers of all finalists and indicating what schools were offering online lectures during the COVID-19 lockdown, including those that didn’t, scheduling the time table and finding out how much content they need to finish a semester.
Though Sevo had ordered the closure of all learning institutions, the university including the officials are expected to offer guidelines and list all the health public control measures they’re to put in place in order to keep the students safe during the pandemic.
Source: Campus Bee
Author: Allan Bangirana
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