UCU leading the digital revolution

By Frank Obonyo
Everything is online! Online application. Online teaching. Online preaching. It is the way to go.

These were the words of Uganda Christian University (UCU) Chancellor, His Grace The Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu during an interview with the UCU communication team.

Over the last seven years, UCU has spent more time and resources in building its online capacity. From setting up and investing in a modern eLearning lab to training its staff and students in a total mind shift to the online world.

For more than six months, the virus has halted the routine of everybody and institutions have not been spared.

Ordinary life is suspended but UCU successfully held its online Law Pre-Entry Exams, students are doing Take Home Examinations and the University Guild will hold elections using the e-voting system. The University will also open for online studies on October 15th, 2020.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi, said that rolling out eLearning will be both a short-term emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a future strategy for a new virtual campus at UCU. One lesson we have learnt is that while maintaining face-to-face instruction will remain a major feature of our university education, strengthening our open, distance and eLearning technologies and building a virtual campus will be the “new normal” in our education system.


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