Makerere University has this afternoon confirmed important dates in the 2020/2021 academic calendar.
The university looks set to open to the entire enrollment at the end of January, making it the first time the university has opened its door to all students since the government ordered a lockdown on 18th March 2020, intending to control its spread the coronavirus pandemic.
The university welcomed finalists towards the end of 2020.
Freshmen and women will be received at Makerere on 30th January, with the freshers’ orientation week to run from then, for a week until 5th February. Continuing students will join the fray on 6th February for a semester that will run for 13 weeks.
Graduates are expected at the university from 16th March to Friday 19th March for Makerere’s 71st Graduation ceremony.
2020/2021 ACADEMlC YEAR
- Fresher’s Orientations Saturday: 30th January to Friday: 5th February 2021 (7 days )
- Semester One: Saturday: 6th February 2021 to Saturday 8th May 2021 (13 weeks)
- Semester One Holiday Break: Saturday: 8th May 2021 to Saturday 15th May 2021 (1 week)
- Semester Two: Saturday: 15th May 2021 to Saturday 14th August 2021 (13 weeks )
- Recess Term Saturday: 14th August 2021 to Saturday 11th September 2021 (4 weeks )
- 71st Graduation Week: Tuesday: 16th March 2021 to Friday 19th March 2021