Makerere University will start receiving finalists for the second semester on October 3, starting with medical students and then other students later.
“Arrangements are underway to receive the final year students as directed by Government. Final year medical students will resume studies for the second semester on 3rd October 2020 and end on 28th November 2020,” Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the vice chancellor of Makerere University, said in a statement.
“The rest of the final year undergraduate students and the graduate students will report on 17th October 2020 and end on 12th December 2020.”
According to the vice chancellor, the university will accommodate students as was before the suspension of studies because of Covid-19.
“It is proposed that students who were ordinarily residing in halls of residence will be admitted in the halls of residence and the non-residents will continue residing off-campus,” he said. “This is because the capacity of the halls of residence cannot accommodate all of them. Announcements will be made to all the students in good time to allow foreign students to undergo quarantine if necessary.”
Prof. Nawangwe says after receipt of clearance by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), teaching for the rest of the students will commence on 15th October 2020.
The university’s administration block was this past weekend ravaged by fire and the vice chancellor says officials are already planning on how to re-build the 79-year-old facility and relocate some of the offices.
“The University is now faced with the task of restoring this iconic building in time for the centenary celebrations due in 2022. Management will engage Government and other stakeholders on this very important task. We are grateful to our alumni and well-wishers from around the globe for their show of sympathy and for the desire to contribute to the restoration of the building. We will inform all stakeholders about accounts to which to send their contributions when this is finalized,” he said.
“Plans are underway to relocate the offices previously in the Main Building as soon as possible. It is proposed that CTF 2 will be used for this purpose.”