BY MAXY ABENAITWE
A wave of hope has returned for final year students at Uganda Christian University (UCU) following the release of a revised 2020 academic year calendar guiding academic activities.
The revised calendar seen by The Standard newspaper started with the 108th Senate meeting held on Wednesday May 27. The meeting held at the main campus in Mukono was attended by top University administrators and academic dons led by the vice-chancellor Dr. John Senyonyi, his deputies, deans and heads of department.
According to the revised calendar, June 5 will mark the submission of examination sample questions to the Faculty Deans at Mukono for external moderation.
These examinations are for the final year students who missed the Easter semester examinations after the country was sent into a lockdown following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Take Home exams will begin on June 8. A special timetable for the examinations has already been drafted and is in circulation among students through their leaders and on social media platforms.
The new semester for the finalists also starts on June 8. Unlike the previous semesters that began with a few classes as students trikkled in, this semester will kick off in full swing on June 9 with serious lectures.
Prompt payment option for school fees will begin on June10. This is when every student that pays fees on time is exempted the shs50,000 levied on late payment. The process will proceed with registration of students for the new semester; registration deadline will be June 27.
On July 13, a drafted exam time table for the semester will be pinned-up on the Notice Board and a final copy on August 3. According to the calendar, clearing full tuition fees will go on till August 7. After this, a two weeks grace period will be grated for every student to clear the university dues.
The university Campus will close for resident students after breakfast on September 17 2020.
President Yoweri Museveni recently allowed academic institutions to reopen for the final year students after they (schools) were closed in mid- March to fight the pandemic.
See the full revised plan below: