KAMPALA – Senior Presidential Advisor on ICT Hon Ham Mulira has commended Victoria University for putting in place early measures to help students continue with their classes uninterrupted during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Hon Mulira while addressing the media at Victoria University in Kampala said that such early initiatives like giving each new student a laptop will provide them with ability to study away from the university during this lockdown period caused by corona virus.
He adds that government through the National Council for Higher Education has come up with online/ distance learning guidelines for Higher learning education institutions on how to use technology as a medium of communication to impart knowledge to students while they are away from school.
Dr Krishna Sharma, the Vice chancellor Victoria University also noted that it is the responsibility of universities and education institutions to foresee and come up with innovative ways to ensure they are not interrupted by any pandemic.
Dr. Sharma says the university is ready to commence online teaching adding that all the issues raised in the guidelines by NCHE have already been in place at Victoria University.
He said the online classes will be conducted at free cost while those who will not be able will be provided with printed contents for self study.