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Campus News: KIU Students Express Readiness to Continue With E-learning


By Stuart Bogere

KIU, Main Campus - The KIU student's fraternity has expressed readiness to continue studying online, in compliance with Ministry of Education guidelines.

 This comes after the Ministry of Education and Sports through Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) released guidelines for e-learning in higher institutions of learning.

The NCHE has developed guidelines for aiding education institutions to resume their teaching and learning activities remotely, where the students and lecturers can be able to interact without necessarily coming into contact during the lockdown.

Kampala International University already has an e-learning platform in place and it was rolled into motion immediately after the government closed education institutions on March 20. Students at both the Main Campus in Kansanga and the Western campus in Ishaka, Bushenyi continue to gain access to learning material and assignments from their lecturers.

Praise Bosco Tumuramye, a third-year KIU student of Computer Science says e-learning is the best option during this period and he has adjusted to the study model.

“E-learning is more comfortable and flexible during this unprecedented lockdown period,” Tumuramye says.

Majidu Ssempebwa a Law student at KIU says that although COVID-19 is still around, students can continue with their studies.

“Online studying will help everyone to access education no matter the location since the university has students from different parts of the world,” Ssempebwa reasons.

According to the ministry’s guidelines, universities  are to submit evidence of the existence of the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures as issued by the Ministry of Health which should clarify the arrangements on the ground in the institution so as to mitigate the safety concerns should a student, staff or NCHE official pay a visit

Universities are also required to submit structure and details of the proposed e-learning model, including the equipment such as flash discs, data provision or the available logistical arrangements of how materials will be delivered to learners.

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