KAMPALA – The Makerere University Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics Umar Kakumba has revealed that the institution will tentatively resume teaching and learning effective October 5,2020.
According to a circular seen by this website, the lectures will cover up the six weeks that were left to end the 2019/2020 second semester through digital learning under the Open, Distance and E-learning mode (ODEL).
“On behalf of the University Management, I am pleased to inform you that the National Council for Higher Education has authorised the implementation of the MAK Emergency ODEL model during the current Covid-19 lockdown,” reads an excerpt.
Kakumba further revealed that most academic units had covered up 90% of the course content for various academic programmes.
“Most graduate programmes and some under graduate programmes especially those designed on the ODel model actually continued during the lockdown and finalised with the semester teaching workload,” Kakumba noted.
He has called upon different colleges to convene their academic boards for purposes of planning.
“For the resumption of teaching and learning activities under the emergency ODEL mode and agreeing on modalities of covering any remaining course content,” he said.
Different colleges and departments will also use the time before October 5 to develop schedules and contact respective students for sensitization and preparation on requirements for the e-learning process.
The circular indicates that from October 5 to November 14, 2020, there shall be completion of second semester teaching and course work assignments for those that didn’t complete the latter.
Additionally, the tentative date for the end of semester two examination is November 15 to December 12, 2020; a period of four weeks.