During his recent interview with the national broadcaster, UBC, President Yoweri Museveni disclosed that the government is looking at the possibility of allowing final year students pursuing medical studies sit for their last exams in a bid to get interns that can help in the fight against COVID-19.
According to Museveni, the medical students are not so many and arrangements can be made to see that they do their exams while observing social distancing.
“The schools, we are looking at the medical finalists because we need them. When they finish their graduate studies they become interns, they are the ones who run hospitals. So they can’t miss their exam, if they miss their exam, we also miss interns.” Museveni said.
“So the medical students are not many, they can sit with social distancing and they do their exams. So we shall continue seeing what can be done safely, if it can be done we do it. “Museveni added.
While delivering his last address on COVID-19, Museveni assured the nation that they (government) will make a big decision by September regarding the reopening of schools. The Ministry of Education has followed up his address with advice to universities to adopt e-learning as they look for a way forward.
All universities in the country were forced to close in March in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19 and communication regarding reopening is expected any time soon.
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