By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus - Richard Asiimwe, the Information minister in the KIU Main Campus Guild Union has congratulated the students who successfully completed their first-ever online exams, which were concluded at the end of last week.
On behalf of the Guild Union, Asiimwe hailed the students for their positivity towards the exams, which were necessitated by the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.
"Those who have done the exams, I congratulate you and for those who never did them, be assured that you will do them immediately physical studying resumes,” Asiimwe told this website in a virtual interview.
"Many students are actually happy with the way the online exams were conducted although we registered several complaints at the beginning,”
“I want to also thank the administration for being considerate, cooperative and assertive during the examinations," he added.
According to Asiimwe, the overriding consensus from students is that the online exams were done successfully although there were lots of panic among students due to the fact that this was the first time for many of them to sit exams of that kind.
The minister also called upon the students to engage in productive activities for the remainder of the lockdown alongside making research as they wait for the resumption of studying.
"Those in the villages can engage in agriculture. Others can engage in creative activities like making crafts and building so that you can keep yourselves busy," Asiimwe advised.
He emphasized the observation of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) against the spread of COVID-19, calling upon students to continue with the “new normal” of washing hands, sanitizing, wearing masks and social distancing.
He also disclosed that the Guild Union intends to hold an online parliamentary session before August with much of the discussion likely to rotate on how best it can help students who missed online exams, coping with the new normal, as well as planning for the way forward for the Guild.