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Makerere Continuing Students to Report to Campus for End of Semester Exams

Makerere University continuing students are expected to report to campus for final semester examinations despite the institution still being closed over coronavirus, the university management has said.

Only finalists are currently studying at the university and even resumed end of semester exams on Monday.

But on Monday, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Assoc. Prof. Umar Kakumba, said they have been cleared by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) to administer exams physically to continuing students,

Prof Kakumba said this will be done after the finalists have finished their exams and left campus.

“The National Council for Higher Education cleared us to set and administer examinations, in a controlled manner at 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.

“The finalists will have completed their own examinations to give them more room,” he added.

The exams for continuing students are expected to start at the end of November, when those of finalists are completed.

All institutions were closed in March over COVID-19 and on October 15, they were re-opened for candidates and finalists. The Government allowed universities to offer online lectures and 50% of the 51 universities, according to the National Council for Higher Education, have made the switch.

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