KAMPALA: The Ag Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Dr Umar Kakumba has declined as requested by the university’s Guild President, Julius Kateregga to extend the semester across all colleges. Kateregga wrote to the Vice Chancellor requesting that the semester be extended across all Colleges contrary to earlier declarations by Senate.
The University extended the semester for two weeks to compensate Colleges like the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Law which were affected by the staff strike that rocked the university at the beginning of the semester.
In the letter that Daily Post has seen dated April 25, the office of the vice chancellor said that the officials contacted colleges about semester extension and that it was only the above colleges that responded, asking for extensions and they were that were consequently granted by Senate and Council.
The rest of the colleges said that they would be able to work within the available time frame, stating that tests, course works and the syllabi had all been done and that they were ready for final exams.