Makerere University Scraps Off Evening Classes

Makerere University has scrapped off Evening Classes leaving only two programs; Day Programme and Afternoon programme.

This follows a decision by lecturers to suspend evening classes saying they would only resume teaching if management cleared the outstanding incentives for the services offered to students under the programme.

Makerere University management would then bow to pressure and accept to clear the incentives of evening lectures.

However, speaking at a press briefing at Makerere Main Building on Friday, University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe revealed that the Institution had resolved to scrap off evening classes starting with the next intake of 2018/2019.

“The University Council resolved that all new students starting with the coming Academic Year 2018/19, will be admitted to study at Makerere on either the day programme from 8:00am to 5:00pm or on the afternoon programme from 2:00pm to 6:00pm,” Prof Barnabas Nawangwe said.

He however assured all continuing students currently enrolled on the evening programs, that they will continue with their studies until successful completion and staff offering services on the evening programme will continue to be remunerated.

The new development has however caused mixed reactions among students with many saying they will be affected. It will be remembered that many students that are on the evening program, work during the day.

Tricia Ishimwe