KAMPALA — Makerere University has announced that all final year medical students will resume their studies on Saturday, 3rd October, 2020.
This is after government approved their return to school even as other students and learning institutions remain closed over COVID-19.
“This is to inform all final year medical students that teaching and learning activities which were halted following the closure of education institutions in a bid to prevent the spread of cov1d-19, will resume on saturday 3rd October 2020,” the letter by Academic Registrar Alfred Masikye-Namoah dated 17th september, 2020 reads in part.
“You are therefore required to report to your respective deans in the college of health sciences for detailed information,” he added.
Mr Masikye said that the schedule of the remaining semester shall cover 8 weeks (5 weeks for teaching and learning & 3 weeks of examinations).
“Note that you must strictly adhere to the standard operating procedures put in place by the ministry of health to combat the spread of covid-19 which include among others: – mandatory wearing of a clean mask covering mouth and nose – social distancing – washing of hands regularly and/ or sanitizing hands,” he said.
President Yoweri Museveni has approved the re-opening of institutions with final year students undertaking health-related training.
The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has also set tight guidelines them.
The guidelines say all students will be required to attend a mandatory coronavirus (COVID-19) training in infection prevention and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).