Makerere University is set to re-open for final year medical students to resume with their studies.
Earlier this month, President Yoweri Museveni ordered for the re-opening of institutions with students in the final year taking health related courses. The re-opening of the teaching institutions follows the president’s directives to close in March. The closure peddled at curbing the spread of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.
The re-opening is aimed at enabling students to complete their studies and fill the human resource gaps that the health sector is likely to face.
“This is to inform all final year medical students that the learning activities which were halted following the closure of education in bid to prevent the spread of vivid-19 resumes on Saturday 3rd October 2020,” reads in part of the statement released by the University Academic Registrar Alfred Masikye- Namoah.
He said all students will be required to report to their respective colleges of health sciences for detailed information.
“The students will be required to observe Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) in place to control the spread of covid-19,” he said.
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, health practitioners and finalists undertaking training at diploma level in different disciplines.