In September, the university transitioned from Academic Information Management System -AIMS to the Academic Management Information System- ACMIS, a new records management system, which affected payments.
Obed Tebesiga Luganda, a second-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies notes that online studies have been challenging to him and he only hopes that vaccination of learners will help business at the institution to return to normal.
Charles Ssentogo, the Deputy Academic Registrar at Makerere University notes that while most of the courses have been re-advertised due to a shortfall in admissions, it is a unique case for the Bachelor of Law.
The students, who are dispatched to different areas for a month under the Community Based Education Research and Services- COBERS course unit, demanded to be facilitated or be permitted to choose affordable locations.
In 2018, the university reviewed its policy against sexual harassment to define various concepts, outlines objectives, enforcement principles, and strategies, procedures of handling complaints, investigations, penalties, and appeals.
Last week, Vice-Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe said that in a bid to limit student numbers as a preventive measure against the spread of Covid-19 students studying humanities and non-practical science courses will study online.
Dr Lorna Magara, the Chairperson of Makerere University Council noted that one of the major challenges in handling perpetrators of sexual harassment is that the University cannot suspend implicated staff beyond three months.
Allan Lokot, a government-sponsored student in his third year, argues that the allowances help them to meet costs beyond food and residence. He explains that students like him save off this money to buy handouts, basic requirements like airtime for online lectures and hostel necessities.
Shadrach Wesike from the school of Statistics notes that out of five-course units, at least two lecturers commenced teaching through zoom while others upload work on the University e-learning platform.
“A stress test carried out on the capacity of MUELE servers were run through administering a quiz on Saturday last week. Whereas 4813 users were online, only 2474 equivalent to 51.4 percent were able to complete with submission of their work,” Kakumba said in a circular issued on Sunday.
But according to Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the final year students had already started their final examinations by the time of the presidential declaration and are expected to return home immediately after their last paper. Examinations at Makerere University for final year students have been running since May 24, 202.