Prof Eli Katunguka, the Chancellor of Kyambogo University has revealed that the university will reopen in February 2021 for all students to complete their semester which was put on hold by the lockdown caused by COVID 19 spanning almost a year
The government closed all institutions of learning in March due to the outbreak of COVID-19 while most continuing students had only a couple of months to complete their 2019/20 academic year.
While addressing the media at the University main building, Prof Katunguka revealed the plans to reopen for continuing students on February 1st and the students will study for only two weeks before they sit for their end of semester exams.
The chancellor said that the students will first be taught online for a period of two weeks from January 18th before getting back to physical learning at the university on February 1st.
“Students will be subjected to final exams from February 15 to 21. I ask all students who had not completed the tuition fees for this semester to do so because those with tuition balance will not be allowed to sit for the exams,”Prof. Katunguka, Chancellor Kyambogo University
The chancellor also revealed that the first year students who are currently admitted will report for the 2020/21 academic year on March 1st.
He, however, said that this plan is dependent on government’s decision to reopen all institutions of learning for other learners rather than just the finalists.
“If the government reopens institutions of learning for continuing students, we shall go by the outlined roadmap. If they don’t, we shall not. I am sure the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health will have made a decision on reopening of schools by February 1,”Prof Katunguka