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Fighting Coronavirus Together: KIU Students Urged to Maximize COVID-19 Lockdown to Complete Dissertations.

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KIU, Main Campus - The Speaker of the Guild Union Parliament, Biira Janet, has advised finalists to use the Corona Virus lockdown to work on their research projects. Janet said this four days into the government's 32 day lockdown of all institutions as a preventive measure against COVID-19 which has so far infected one person in Uganda.

"The fact that all university activities have been temporarily suspended is advantageous to every one as a preventive measure against COVID-19, much as it will affect us alot," Janet said, "But it could as well be a blessing in disguise for the finalists." 

She also added that the finalists can use the one-month period to gather facts for their dissertations and research theses.

On the other hand a section of law students has resorted to WhatsApp for group discussions. According to Claire kyomuhangi, a law school finalist, there is little time left for law students looking forward to joining LDC, a reason that has forced them to conduct discussions on WhatsApp so that they can catchup academically.

"We who are set to go for LDC in August have less time to prepare and sitting for one month would really limit us more," Claire said, "So in order to catchup, we decided to use WhatsApp to discuss and be able to catchup up in case there is no change in schedule."

As of 24th March 2020, Uganda confirmed 9 cases of the Corona Virus that is affecting everyone worldwide with over 100,000 people dead and more than 339,0000 infected, which has prompted the lockdown of normal businesses in almost every nation worldwide.

As a preventive measure against COVID-19, the president of Uganda, like other states world over, called for the suspension of learning institutions, public gatherings, flights, all borders, and most especially, the shaking of hands.


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