KAMPALA- Makerere University will open for Finalists on February 6,2021 according to the institution’s Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe.
The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) had last week blocked higher education institutions from opening for students until government communicates on the matter.
Now in a social media post, Nawangwe revealed that the university would open following a directive from government.
“Gallant Makerereans! I salute you and congratulate you on keeping yourselves safe from COVID-19. Please observe all the SOPs and remain alive, Uganda needs you alive. Following the Government directive, we’re making arrangements to receive finalists as planned on 6th Feb, 2021,” he said in a social media post.
He further revealed that non finalists will continue studying online.
“Freshers will register and receive non-residential orientation beginning Monday 1st February. Please stay tuned for further instructions,” said Nawangwe.
In a letter dated January 27,2021, NCHE’s Executive Director Prof Mary Okwakol revealed that government maintained that non finalists should continue studying online using the ODel system.
“The National Council for Higher Education is in receipt of a communication from the first lady and Minister of Education and Sports informing us that based on the advice from Presidential Scientific Advisory Committee,the President has guided that all Higher Education Institutions should continue studying online using the ODel System for at least another three(3) months. This is so to enable government find a lasting solution,” she said in a letter.
She further urged all institutions that have not embraced the ODel System to do so.