University has set October 17th as the reopening date for final year
students to complete their studies. This also applies to the final year
students in their learning centers of Bushenyi and Soroti.
will resume on 19th October and it will last for only four weeks
ending on 13th November and then the final exams on 16th to 29th November
for a period of two weeks.
The number of finalists
who are expected to come to complete their semester two is 11,943 students
based on enrolled figures for semester 1, 2019/2020 academic year.
These are PhD 3rd
year students, all masters programs- 2nd years, first year
post graduate diploma programs, all Bachelor’s degree programs finalists, 2nd
year bachelor of teacher Education, 2nd year bachelor of Education, all
2nd year diploma programs, all 2nd years for certificate
programs and all 1st year certificate programs.
In his address
to the nation on Sunday September 20th, the president of Uganda,
communicated government’s decision to reopen education Institutions for final
year students to complete their studies.
Professor Eli Katunguka
the Vice Chancellor Kyambogo university while addressing the media at Kyambogo
University said that about 75 percent of teaching which includes lecturing,
giving assignments and coursework had been completed before the temporally
that the remaining 25 percent will be completed in a period of four weeks.
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Professor Katunguka, the university has always had three sessions of
examinations from 8am-7pm. However, with the current circumstances, they will
have only two sessions, one in the morning and another in the afternoon to
cater for curfew.
that they will make sure that they strictly follow the guidelines issued by the
National council for higher education, SOPs by health ministry by ensuring that
staff and students wear masks, wash hands regularly, sanitize and maintain
“The classes with
many students will be split into small manageable groups to ensure the social
distancing,” the Professor adds.
the tuition payments, the professor says some students had already fully paid
their school fees before the closure.
final students who had not paid are advised to do so as soon as the university reopens
because no students will be allowed into the examination room unless they have
that government-sponsored students had already received their food and living
out allowances for second semester. They should therefore not expect other allowances
from the university.
“I therefore call upon all government
sponsored students to request their parents to provide them with enough pocket
money to cater for the remaining period of second semester” Katunguka urges.
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issue of accommodation, professor says, they have enough space to accommodate
all resident final year students under the new arrangement which takes into
account the social distance rule.
This will be in
order to secure the lives of their students; there are strict SOPs which will
be followed at the halls of residences.
Katunguka explains that there will be fumigation of all halls of residences,
halls to be utilized at half capacity, disinfecting of all students' property
before accessing the halls, and hand washing facilities among other SOPs.
The professors also says that the university medical center has put in place clear protocols for
referral of suspected COVID-19 cases assisted with 24 hour ambulance services.
acquired emergency alert phone numbers from the health ministry-designated COVID-19
treatment centers.” He adds.
He says the infection
control and prevention committee led by the senior nursing officer has been constituted
to ensure implementation of infection control at the medical center and at the
university as whole.
A screening area
for isolation of suspected COVID-19 cases has been put in place. The screening
area is managed by professional health workers.