The 5th year medical students, now Pre-Intern doctors, from Gulu University-Medical school are stranded and uncertain of their future. These students conducted research and sat for their exams but they don’t see any signs of receiving their results soon or presenting their research as a prerequisite to be awarded their degree plus internship.
The students are now furious and disappointed with the way the university is handling their issues. “If they are playing with our future, some of us are ready to sue them. It is so expensive and frustrating to study through such a system.” Mr Bikala Simon, a pre-intern, said. He added that many of their colleagues from other universities are already enjoying different opportunities but a pre-intern from Gulu can’t access a testimonial. They have come to learn that their colleagues, from other universities, have already been submitted to the Internship Committee for consideration.
A notice from President Medical Interns, Mr Lubega Robert and other reliable sources, have confirmed that the deadline for submission of lists of those legible for the internship from respective university councils is fixed on 31/07/2018. The students are worried that they will miss the internship because there are reports that only one department (OBGY), has submitted results while other departments have not marked their exams. To make matters worse, Ministry of Health correspondences has reached out to the university on the same matter but no fruitful results.
When Campus bee contacted the Guild president, H.E Mbaziira Daniel, he expressed his disappointment. “The incident is very unfortunate. All results are supposed to be out by now because of the policy talks of one Month from the last day of exams”. He added that they will continue to agitate for the release of 5th-year students’ results before the end of this month.
In an email and interaction with Guild President and various leaders and students, it seems clear that the university administration, academic registrar, Vice Chancellor and Heads Of Department are aware of the deadline but students see no signs of speeding up the process.