University administrators in Kampala have
indicated plans to move evening classes students to afternoon because of the
curfew as finalists prepare to resume studies.
It comes two days after President; Yoweri
Museveni announced plans to allow learners in candidate classes and finalists in
tertiary institutions and universities to resume studies.
However, the curfew, which runs from 7:00pm to
6am, will affect evening students who usually study until 9pm.
Twinomujuni, the Public Relations Officer Kyambogo University, says they are
considering moving evening class students to the day program to cope up with the
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He says the university task force is
also considering revising some of the standard operating procedures to prevent
corona virus infections and enforcement of social distancing, face mask wearing
and hand washing among others.
Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, Makerere University
Vice chancellor, says management will adjust some programs in case the curfew
continues so that students can complete their studies.
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Nawangwe says they will reduce on the hours of the lectures
because of the huge population to allow all students study during day and have
enough time to return home.
Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo, the Kampala International
University Vice chancellor, says the university will devise means to ensure all
students appear during day for few hours and catch up online.
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He however, says it will be easy and safer if
they adjust to online studying so that the content is completed. He notes that
the university will dialogue with class representatives to ensure provision of
Professor Vicente Kakembo, the Vice Chancellor Muteesa
1 Royal University, says they are waiting for communication from the Education
Ministry as they also hold video conference meetings to draft timetables for