The first lady, Minister of Education and Sports – Hon. Janet Museveni has hinted on the resumption of school for medical students.
The remarks hinting on the possibility were made today during the official release of the 2020 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) at State House Entebbe.
“I know medical students need to go back to school. We are looking into it, we will come back to you as soon as possible” Hon Janet said at the function.
“While it is time to go back to school, we will communicate on when this is possible. For now, stay home and stay safe” Hon Janet added.
It should be recalled that last year after the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the government allowed the re-opening of schools in installments starting with final year students pursuing medical related courses.
The government justified the move as a way to fill the human resource gap that the health sector would likely face as COVID-19 numbers were swelling.
The medical students in that cause included those in medicine and surgery, nursing, midwifery, dental surgery, pharmacy, and allied medical professionals. Also, the government considered finalist postgraduate students on health-related programmes.
From the Honorable’s remarks, its highly possible the same could occur this year, 2021. We’ll keep you updated.