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UCU’s Council resolves that finalists with retakes will have to wait until the University is fully opened

KAMPALA — A council meeting at Uganda Christian University (UCU) has resolved that final year students with retakes will have to wait a little longer until the University is fully opened.

During the sanate/Council meeting, the university supreme governing body, the website has learnt, officials have agreed that all finalists would do Take-home exams which shall commence on 8th June, 2020.

The Senate also resolved that the graduation ceremony had been extended from July to September.

It was further agreed upon by Senate that student’s internship would be done concurrently with teaching in the advent semester.

Research supervision is to continue being conducted online and finally all retake students in their final year will have to wait until the Ministry of Education and Sports approves fully the opening of the Universities.

The Uganda Christian University ‘s Vice Chancellor is due to make an official statement confirming the matter.

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Uganda Christian University ( UCU ) main campus in Mukono

The Ministry of Education and Sports has asked Parliament for more time to develop and present guidelines that will be followed ahead of the reopening of schools next week.

Rosemary Sseninde, the State Minister for Primary Education told parliament on Tuesday that her Ministry had not set a date for schools to reopen. She added that following the Cabinet meeting on Monday, a select committee was set up to look into the matter.

While addressing the nation last week, President Yoweri Museveni said that education institutions will open on June 4 to only finalists in primary seven, senior four, senior six and those in their final years in Universities and Tertiary Institutions.

He said that the Ministry of Education will be expected to come out with guidelines about their operations during the time. The guidance according to Museveni is to also cover schools in border districts where public transport will remain closed even after June 4.

Following his directive, Parliament last week directed the Minister of Education to urgently present guidelines to be followed as parents and schools prepare for the reopening program.

However, a section of MPs demanded that the government halts the school re-opening program until clear procedures are laid out on how learners will be protected from COVID-19 in schools.

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