KAMPALA – Kampala International University (KIU) will reopen its gates on March 1 for first year students and finalists in line with the government directive, authorities have announced.
The Vice Chancellor Dr Mouhamad Mpezamihigo on Sunday said that first year students and finalists will report on March 1 and other continuing students will report subsequently in a staggered manner.
According to him, since first year students require more time to be inducted and trained on how to use online teaching systems and expose them to various courses, they will spend at least four weeks before they go home to continue with online learning.
He said other continuing students will report at campus for two weeks to conduct face to face lectures and will go back home to continue with online learning. They will be required to come back only to do tests and exams which will also last one to two weeks.
“At our main campus in Kampala for instance, we could accommodate 10,000 students during normal days, but due to social distancing, we shall be accommodating less than 5,000 at a time in a staggered manner,” Dr Mpezamihigo said.
Government last month gave all learning institutions green light to reopen for their students who have spent home one year without studying, but will report in a phased manner.
Whereas the government issued the roadmap for reopening of primary and secondary schools, universities were directed to come up with their own schedules for reopening but in a staggered manner starting March 1.