The new normal has come with normal cultures in abnormal ways and online exams are one of the norms in the new (ab)normal. Most institutions that have embraced e-learning have been pushed into doing online exams and Makerere university is not excluded from the tally.
The exams that had been slated for September 6th had to be postponed to till 13th of the same month to buy time for learners and tutors to adopt and acquaint themselves with this new abnormality. However, online exams have been welcomed with resentment from learners who claim not to be in a position to do online exams with ease due to various hardships.
Here is how to prepare for the online exams.
In order to do exams, students are required to do a mail migration from the old mail format to a new one. The new mail can be generated from the sso.mak.ac.ug website. Here one is required to activate their mail by submitting their student number and following procedures.
One is required to have an active MUELE (Makerere University E-learning environment account) account.
Another recommended requisite is a laptop as this eases accessibility to the e-learning platforms.
Those with Airtel lines are advised to register in order to access the e-learning platforms at zero rates. The DICTS ( Directorate for ICT support) in order to have access to the university’s websites are registering individual numbers that will be submitted to Airtel to enable zero-rated access to the e-learning platforms.
Click here to register:https://dicts.mak.ac.ug/forms/register-zero-rated-access-airtel
Are online exams an applicable remedy?
Students have resented online exams and it’s not just for first-timers, even those that are doing online exams for a second or third time haven’t welcomed this new abnormality. One of the reasons for the delayed issuance of online exams has been the question of their effectiveness and applicability. Most students claim e-learning is data wasteful and yet they don’t have enough funds to access to fend for these burdening data costs.