NCHE Clears Victoria University to re-open for finalists

Following the recent inspection of your institution by the tem from National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) on 18th September 2020 to determine the level of readiness to re-open for the finalists undertaking Health related training, I am pleased to inform you that your institution is considered ready for reopening

NCHE Clears Victoria University to re-open for finalists
Victoria University on Kampla Road

After a recent inspection by National Council of Higher Education (NCHE), Victoria University has been granted clearance to re-open for finalists including students pursuing health related programs because of the readiness it exhibited to undertake normal classes.

In a letter to the institution by the NCHE Executive Director Prof Mary N. Okwakol, she said due to the readiness of Victoria University, it was cleared to reopen for classes in reference to the presidential directive to have institutions of higher education that undertake health related training be permitted to reopen for finalists.

“Following the recent inspection of your institution by the tem from National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) on 18th September 2020 to determine the level of readiness to re-open for the finalists undertaking Health related training, I am pleased to inform you that your institution is considered ready for reopening,” it read

Okwakol explained that the purpose of the letter was to inform Victoria University it was cleared to re-open for the finalists undertaking health related programs and a Certificate of Compliance would be availed to them once it is processed.

“As you will note from the attached report, some areas of improvement have been identified and we urge you to progressively address them,” she said

The NCHE through the health ministry in July issued guidelines for Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to roll out the distance and electronic learning.

The guidelines are part of measures to ensure that teaching in higher education institutions continues despite the closure of educational institutions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Consequently, the university was allowed to conduct online classes for a period of 12 months or for the duration of the Coronavirus pandemic as will be determined by relevant authorities and it’s part of the few education institutions in the country to have embraced the use of distance learning programmes and open educational applications and platforms that lecturers can use to reach learners remotely and limit the disruption of education.