The office of the Academic Registrar yesterday conducted an orientation for new students who have joined Nkumba University on the long-distance program for the February 2024 intake.
In his address, the Academic Registrar, Dr. Frank Pio Kiyingi, expressed gratitude to the students for choosing Nkumba University and assured them of a rewarding academic experience.
“Thank you for choosing Nkumba University, as long-distance students who have just joined us, I want to appeal to you all to establish clear lines of communication with your respective schools. In case of any challenges, don’t hesitate to return to the registry for help, ask questions, and seek clarification when the need arises, we are here for you.”
The students were also advised to create a structured study schedule to manage their time effectively and allocate specific hours each day for studying and attending online classes if they are to stay on top of their academic obligations.
Mr. Rodgers Lugwire, a senior officer at the registry, encouraged students to make the most of the communication channels provided to them in their admission letters. “On your admission letters, you have phone contacts just at the bottom, use those contacts to reach out for inquiries, queries, and clarifications.”
The E-Learning officer, Mr. Joseph Lwevuze, emphasized the importance of applying a dedicated approach to academic pursuits. “Being a long-distance student requires optimal dedication to your academic pursuits, give it your utmost effort.”
He further advised students to take advantage of the university’s online resources, including digital libraries, forums, and virtual support services.” Familiarize yourself with the e-learning platform and regularly check your university email and online platforms for important announcements, to stay abreast about any changes or updates in your courses.”
Nkumba University’s Distance Learning Program blends traditional face-to-face classroom teaching with a virtuous learning method that allows students to attend physical classes and study remotely at the convenience of their workplace, home, or place of choice.