Makerere sets reopening date for freshers, continuing students

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Academic Registrar’s Department at Makerere University. (PHOTO/FILE)

New students at Makerere University have been asked to start picking admission letters as university resurrects to coronavirus disruptions.

Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe
announced Tuesday to new and returning students, asking them to pick their admission letters starting next week.

But, he wrote, students admitted on government sponsorship are slated to collect their letters from their respective colleges.

Nawangwe also said that those who were admitted at Makerere University Business Schools in Nakawa will pick their admissions next week on Monday.

Nawangye said as they await for government to pronounce itself on the reopening of schools, first year students are tentatively expected to report to campus on Saturday, January 30th, 2021.

They will go through orientation, which will start on that day and end on February 5th.

He meanwhile says continuing students will be required to report on February 6th.

In a different year, incoming freshmen would already experienced a tightly choreographed schedule of the University—including completing their first semester.

But on the coronavirus pandemic calendar, all institutions are still pondering on the date for the academic year.

The unprecedented uncertainty is fueling a second wave of crisis for schools already plunged into financial distress.

Colleges and universities nationwide are gaming out whether, when and how they can reopen campus after the abrupt shutdowns last year.

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