KAMPALA- The President has come out to hint on the reopening of schools especially for the Final Medical students so that they can sit for the final examinations.Ministry of Education submits final report on Schools Readiness
The President during his recent interview with the national broadcaster, UBC disclosed that the government is looking at the possibility of allowing final year students pursuing medical studies to sit for their last exams in a bid to get interns that can help in the fight against Coronavirus.
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.
“For 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.
The President in his last National address on Coronavirus assured Ugandans that the government would do a big decision before September concerning the fate of reopening schools and other institutions of learning.
The Ministry of Education has followed up his address with advice to universities to adopt e-learning and issued 27 Standard Operating Procedures which all the Educational institutions will need to enact if schools are to reopen.
The President directed for the closure of schools and all Educational institutions with effect from March 20th 2020 in a bid to save over 15M Ugandans in these Educational centres.
However the increase in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the country and abroad continue to irk parents of how they will trust these schools and the safety of their children.