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Synthesis Report: RUFORUM Webinar 11 – Assessing Opportunities and Challenges of Online Learning

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African universities have been discussing and proposing much greater uptake of online learning in the recent decades. Perceived threats to jobs, lack of skills and exposure, and traditional perceptions of the role of a lecturer as the best mechanism for knowledge sharing and facilitating learning were some of the factors discouraging uptake. This is notwithstanding improvements in the quality, accessibility and affordability of ICTs to support online teaching and learning. The low investment by universities in providing the infrastructure, policies and the training necessary to support blended learning, has confounded the situation. However, the advent of COVID-19 has revolutionized thinking on the Higher Education space worldwide. The COVID-19 Pandemic and the instituted measures to limit its spread, has brought with it many changes, challenges and opportunities across the entire education value chain across nations. In Africa, universities are finding ways to keep their students academically engaged despite the closure of classrooms, libraries, laboratories and other teaching and learning facilities. Today, the establishment of Learning Management Systems such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Improved Skype, Google Classroom and Google Hangouts, among others, in universities can favor continued access to teaching and learning, while still maintaining some opportunities for physical contact. However, the majority of students still have no access to good internet signal and data, computers or smart phones in order to take advantage of such online learning and teaching facilities. At national level, many countries need to review their policies, regulations, resource allocation, and human and infrastructural capacities in order to address the emerging challenges, take advantage of the rising opportunities and support the required transformation in the education sector.

This report covers points of action and emerging issues from Webinar 11 organized by RUFORUM on African Universities in post COVID-19: assessing the opportunities and challenges of online learning held on 16th September, 2020.

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Re-advertisement: Undergraduate Programmes 2024/2025

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A section of the University Road

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Ugandan, East African, and international applicants for the undergraduate programmes under Government Sponsorship (BVL) and private sponsorship scheme for the 2024/2025 Academic Year.

Each applicant should:

a) Have the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five passes, or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting. For day programmes only candidates who sat A’ Level in 2023,2022 and 2020 are eligible to apply. For evening, afternoon, and external programmes, a candidate is not restricted on the year of sitting A’ Level.

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d) Degree from a recognised/Chartered Institution

Further details on the re-advertised programmes , fees structure, and the procedure of submitting applications can be accessed from the document below:                                            

The closing date for receiving applications for undergraduate admissions is Friday 26th July 2024.                                                           

WARNING:                                                             

  1. Applicants are strongly warned against presenting forged or other people’s academic documents to support their applications for admission.  The consequences, if discovered, are very grave indeed.
  2. Do not buy any other documents not originating from the Academic Registrar’s Office.  Those who buy them do so at their own risk. 
  3. The Academic Registrar has not appointed any agent to act on his behalf to solicit for additional funds other than the application fee stated above.    
  4. Applicants are advised to use the right programme names and codes. The university will not be responsible for any wrong information entered in the system by applicants.     

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Freshers’ Orientation and Registration For 2024/2025 Academic Year

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To All First Year Students;
First Year students (Freshers) are by tradition given an “acclimatization” period of one week
which is referred to as the “Orientation Week”. The Freshers report on Campus one week
earlier than the Continuing students and during this week they are introduced to the key facilities in the University as well as other important aspects of life at the University.

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Admission Lists -Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes 2024/25

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The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the admission list of candidates admitted under the Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes with Government sponsorship 2024/25 Academic Year.

Kindly follow the links below to access the lists:-

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