Makerere University, KIU, break silence on reopening

President Museveni on Tuesday okayed the phased reopening of schools starting with institutions offering health related training.

According to the statement issued by National Council Of Higher Institutions, addressed to all vice Chancellors and Principals of institutions offering health related training, the Government of the Republic of Uganda has addressed itself to the fact that since medical health interns provide significant service in hospitals and other health facilities in the country, the current interns will complete the programme soon, and a new term would ordinarily be expected to take over from then.

Now the institutions with finalists undertaking health-related courses have spoken out about their readiness to receive students.

The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, says they have been working on the guidelines since the outbreak of Covid-19 in Uganda, in March, to ensure their readiness when government reopens the institutions.

He says students who had not completed paying for their second semester tuition will be required to complete payment before being allowed to sit for exams, however he added that payments can be made in instalments.

The Vice Chancellor of Kampala International University Prof Muhammed Mphezamihigo, says they have also put in place the required standard operating procedures at their Bushenyi campus and are set to receive the students.

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