MUK Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe.

The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has revealed that students will in the next two weeks sit for their exams despite closure of schools and other teaching institutions.

Prof Nawangwe said during the 9th Certified Public Accountants Economic Forum organized by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda.

The Vice Chancellor said that Senate and council have approved the new methods and they plan to start the examinations with over 50 percent of staff sensitised about the new methods and the sensitisation will continue to get everyone including students on board.

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“We are training staff to examine students who are not here without fear. People fear and question who will do the exams when the students are not being supervised in a classroom. There are universities that have not stopped teaching and are examining students because of the pandemic,” Nawangwe stated.

With last year’s lockdown students were allowed on campus for examination but that did not happen as another lockdown followed leaving learners stranded in same academic year. The examinations have been postponed before and now management needs to conduct them starting within the next two weeks.

“We cannot say we will wait until the lockdown is lifted and we examine our students that may mean they have to wait for a very long time”, Prof Nawangwe said.

Much sensitisation is emphasized on opening up of students e-learning accounts by the Directorate of Information Computer and Technology to provide a green environment for students in sitting for their exams.