Vc’s Communication on reopening

COMPLETION OF FIRST SEMESTER ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

Following the Presidential National address on 20th September 2020 on mass media, this is to inform you that the University Management and staff are ready to guide you in your academic journey and complete the second semester. The University shall open and receive all finalist students on 15th October starting at 9:00 am, and orientation shall bedone on 16th October 2020. Classes shall begin on Saturday 17th October 2020. All students who are expected to complete their course programs in May 2020 and December 2020 are finalists.These will have face to face instruction in class but must observe SOPs as per the Ministry of Health guidelines, which include the following;

  1. Everyone shall wear a face mask while in class or in any public gathering.
  2. Each hostel room shall accommodate only one student. Sharing of rooms is STRICTLY prohibited.
  3. Each student should have a hand sanitizer all the time.

The Semester calendar and time tables are attached herewith.

  ACTIVITY PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE   DUE DATE
Reporting date Residential Finalist 15th October, 2020
Orientation for finalists students on campus University Covid-19 Task Force 16th  October 2020
Orientation of Continuing students and  beginning of  online instruction Academic Registrar  ICT department Faculty Deans 16th October 2020
On line registration of first year fresh students and continuing students for 2020/2021 academic year Faculty Deans ICT department Academic Registrar 16th October to 7th November
Lectures for weekend students Faculty Deans 17th October 2020
Lectures resume for full time   Semester II Faculty Deans Lecturers   19th October 2020
Final Assessment   Academic Registrar Faculty Deans Lecturers 7th  November          to 14th November
Virtual reporting and ODEL orientation for first year and continuing students ICT department Academic Registrar 9th to 13th November 2020
Christmas break Dean of Students 19th December
Lectures resume Faculty Deans Academic Registrar 4th January 2021
End of semester 1 exams Academic Registrar and Faculty Deans 22nd to 28th  February 2021

The first and second year students shall complete their semester using the ODEL (online and distance e-learning) system. You are required to have access to the necessary devices (laptop, smart phone, desk top computer, or a tablet), and skill to enable you progress in your academic journey. The systems administrator and Head of ICT department will orient you on the use of this system.

We do appreciate the constraints embedded in e-learning that include, but not limited to poor connectivity, high price of necessary devices, capacity to navigate the computer, and of course cost of data. All these combined cannot exceed the cost of time lost! You are therefore advised to work hard to succeed regardless of the constraints.

On behalf of management and staff, I wish you a fruitful and healthy period at University.

Yours faithfully:

Prof. John Pancras Sebuuwufu

Vice Chancello