The University Vice-Chancellor in Charge of Academic, Professor Umar Kakumba, says that there are different modalities of assessment including take-home assignments, field assessment and presentations among others that the colleges can consider.
The survey sampled 3884 students across the colleges in the university. In the study conducted on July 2021, students had to choose from online examinations, take-home assessments and physical examinations.
Professor Mary Okwakol, the Executive Director of the National Council for Higher Education, says that the high cost of the internet is one of the main complaints the National Council of Higher Education has been receiving from learners since last year.
Ivan Ssempijja, the Makerere University Guild President, explains that many students after being hit by economic challenges due to the covid-19 lockdown since last year will be able to keep in school if there is a 50% waiver on the fees.
Ssewanyana says that while many mobile applications have been developed to offer solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, this would be the first custom made for learning institutions. It was designed to suit and favour the learning environment especially higher institutions of learning.