Makerere University Students’ Learning Challenges Associated with COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown: A Case of Department of Adult and Community Education

  • Oscar Mugula Department of Adult and Community Education, College of Education and External Studies, Makerere University, Uganda
  • i Marcella Momanyi The Catholic University of Eastern Africa Nairobi, Kenya2
Keywords: COVID-19, Online learning, lockdown and MUELE


This study aimed to examine the challenges that were faced by university students because of COVID-19 lockdown and suggested interventions. The objectives of the study were to; identify the challenges associated with COVID-19 that were faced by students, and suggest interventions for continuity of learning by students at Makerere University. A descriptive survey design was followed and convenience sampling of students from the Department of Adult and Community Education was employed. Data was collected using a questionnaire, adapted and modified from ITHAKA S+R. The study revealed that the most significant challenges that students faced during lockdown included; balancing school, work, and home responsibilities, using digitalized documents, and accessing Makerere University E-learning Environment system (MUELE). From the findings, even those who can use these resources, they can try up to 60%. Interventions have been recommended in this study.


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How to Cite
Mugula, O., & Momanyi, i M. (2021, May 8). Makerere University Students’ Learning Challenges Associated with COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown: A Case of Department of Adult and Community Education. African Journal of Education,Science and Technology, 6(3), Pg 200-215. Retrieved from