With the closure of Educational Institutions by the President as a measure of combating the spread of Covid-19, some stakeholders are finding it hard to sink in. Schools and other learning centres including Universities will be inaccessible for a period of 42 days (effected 7th June).
The paradox has been discussed closely with the Guild President of Gulu University Herbert Ayiko, who utterly expressed need for an adjustment in the directive to allow undergraduate students sit for their exams. Some students (if not all) are to finish their courses outside the initial anticipated timeframe.
The rift is now between students of Gulu University and officials of the school. Gulu University had over 4,000 students that were in the middle of the exam exercise when the announcement to close schools was put out.
The closure of schools has sprung debate across the nation and certainly left many people in doubt. This, however, coming at a time when some students from higher institutions of learning were doing exams, has risen concern of whether to give leverage to finalize the exams or not.