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Makerere University Semester Two Exams will be done physically – Prof Nawangwe

Nawangwe, the MAK Vice-Chancellor revealed that continuing students will sit for their end-of-semester exams at the beginning of the year.

Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, the Makerere University Vice-Chancellor revealed that continuing students will sit for their end-of-semester exams at the beginning of the year. This was during his speech that closed the year.

His message has come following multiple requests from students who wanted the exams to be held virtually following a spike in Omicron virus cases.

“When the year begins, we will receive back our continuing students for their semester two examinations. The examinations will be done here on campus physically.” Nawangwe said.

In the same video, Nawangwe lauded Makerere students for embracing online learning despite the challenges they faced in lockdown.

Nawangwe further congratulated the university for successfully conducting the alternative assessment method for the first time.

Earlier this week, a section of students’ leaders issued statements requesting the university to hold the exams virtually over the Omicron scare. However, Nawangwe’s message has trashed these requests as the university maintains that examinations will be held at the beginning of 2022 after which students will kick off a fresh semester later in February.

Prof. Nawangwe Barnabas biography.

He was born in Busia District, Uganda in the Eastern Region of the country. He attended Busoga College Mwiri for both his O-Level and A-Level education. He holds a Master of Science in architecture and a Doctor of Philosophy, both from the Kiev Institute of Building Technology.

Nawangwe was a lecturer and Head of the Department of Architecture, from the time the department was founded in 1987 until 2002. He became a Senior Lecturer in 1996. In 2002, he was appointed Associate Dean, Faculty of Technology. The following year, he became Dean, Faculty of Technology, Makerere University, serving in that capacity from 2003 until 2010. In 2004, he became a professor. For a period of time, starting in 2010 until 2013, he served as the Principal of, College of Engineering, Design, Art, and Technology.

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At the time of his election as Vice-Chancellor, he served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Finance and Administration, “responsible for the planning, budgeting, and development of the university”.[3]

Professor Barnabas Nawangwe was installed as Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University on 14 September 2017, at a ceremony at which the president of Uganda was the chief guest.

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