Aaron Mwesigwa, a finalist in Bachelor of Accounting and Finance expressed relief that he will, at last, receive a transcript. “I cannot be very excited as we don’t seem ready but after over a year, I need to use my transcript for jobs. The graduation is welcome in whichever form,” he said.
The two are Doreen Mirembe Juliet a second year student of Bachelor of Teacher Education, who has been in Intensive Care Unit-ICU at Victoria Hospital in Bukoto and Atwine Sharon, a nursery teacher, in the Department of Psychology.
According to the health ministry, the learners who tested positive are from 29 schools from 17 districts. Some of the districts where the cases came from are Kampala, Wakiso, Gulu, Arua, Masaka and Jinja. Data from the health ministry indicates that cases have been reported from; 10 nursing schools, 11 secondary schools and seven primary schools. Cases were also picked from one Tertiary Institution and Primary Teaching Colleges. Also Kyambogo University has reported 8 cases of the disease (six students and two administrative staff)
Mary Kisakye, a second-year student of Computer studies wonders how the university will run the exams without lecturers. Kisakye is also worried about getting last-minute pressure to accomplish course works and do exams at the same time in case lecturers decided to resume teaching.
The Forum for Academic Staff Association in Public Universities (FASPU) chaired by Kamunyu will on Friday meet the Vice Chancellor`s Forum under the chairmanship of Kyambogo University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Elly Katunguka at Kyambogo University.
“The purpose of this letter, therefore, is to relay the position of the government on the re-opening of the universities and to encourage students and academic staff to continue utilizing online learning using the ODel system as we await government guidance,” the letter reads in part.
Last week, the student developed COVID-19 signs and she reported to the university medical center where she was advised to go for a covid-19 test at Makerere University, where she tested positive. She is now receiving treatment at Namboole COVID-19 treatment facility.
According to Reuben Twinomujuni, the University Senior Public Relations Officer, the patient is now receiving treatment at Mulago National Referral Hospital. The Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Vocational Studies, to which he is attached, has also been closed.
But some students who are already in Banda like Jimmy Odongo and Aggrey Atwiine say that the university has enough space in its halls of residence, so if they care for the students, they should accommodate all the finalists rather than "stressing hostel owners!"
While unveiling the committee members, Lukwago assigned each of them Ministries, under which they will operate. Each member shall be aligned to different directorates at KCCA such that they supervise, monitor and report about activities in those directorates.
Shortly after taking Oath, Dr. Kamunyu listed ten issues, which he said will be his key areas of focus. Kamunyu, who was overwhelmingly returned after serving six-months suspension from the university, says the past two years at the helm of the association have educated him and given him a lot of satisfaction.
Charles Owilli Adur, Deputy Head teacher Wakiso Secondary School, who also has a hearing impairment, observes that from day one Ogwang was determined as he was focused on his lifelong desire of attaining university education. “For a special needs student to break all the barriers this is great news.