President Yoweri Museveni has allowed the re-opening of institutions with students in the final year taking health related courses.
The re-opening of the teaching institutions follows president Museveni’s directives to close in March. The closure peddled at curbing the spread of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.
Museveni’s directives to re-open is aimed at enabling students to complete their studies and fill the human resource gaps that the health sector is likely to face.
According to a statement released by the executive director of National council for Higher education, Prof Mary Okwakol, the group of finalists include students undertaking training at bachelor level in medicine, surgery, Nursing, midwife, dental surgery, pharmacy and Allied medical professionals.
“The others are finalist postgraduate students on health related programs, postgraduate students who are already qualified and health practioners and finalists undertaking training at diploma level in different disciplines.” reads in part of the statement.