Makerere University Extends Semester due to Lecturers Strike

Makerere University Extends Semester due to Lecturers Strike
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe said they are to extend the semester to compensate for the students’ lost time during staff industrial strike

The Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has revealed that they have resolved to extend the semester due to the staff industrial strike which happened at the beginning of the second semester that consumed most of the students’ time.

The Vice Chancellor confirmed that an extension time of two weeks will be added to the School of Law, College Veterinary Medicine Animal Resources and Biosecurity and some selected Programmes from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences which were heavily affected by the strike.

However, schools which received courseworks and normal lecturtes during the industrial action will still go by the original timetable.

“Regarding the College of Education and External Studies where students on the BA/BSc. Education programmes have overlapping courses offered and examined at the collaborating Colleges (CHUSS, CaNAS and CoBAMS), students should be informed that this matter has also been resolved and necessary adjustments made in liaison with the Colleges,” Prof. Nawangwe’s statement read.

This resolution was made in the 164th Senate Meeting at the request of the Colleges and Students Guild.

“In the few isolated cases where students received coursework tests late, arrangements have been made to allow submissions on a case by case basis as determined by the affected units,

“For the avoidance of doubts, exams for the School of Law, College Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity and College of Humanities and Social Sciences shall start on 13th May 2019 and end by 1st June 2019,” the statement read.

However, according to the statement, the end of the Recess Semester for 2018/2019 remains the same.

Further information is contained in the correspondences to students from the Ag. Vice Chancellor and Academic Registrar below

 

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