Final year students pursuing health-related studies will be the first beneficiaries of the phased re-opening of schools after President Museveni okayed the resumption of schooling.
“I am pleased to inform you that HE the President has approved the reopening of institutions with final year students undertaking Health-Related training. This is to enable the students to complete their studies so as to fill the Human Resource gap the Health sector would likely face,” read a statement from the Executive Director of NCHE Professor Mary Okwakol in a letter to all the Vice-Chancellors and Principals.
The government recognizes that finalists and medical interns will provide the much-needed cover in hospitals and various health centers as the current class of interns is ripe.
The finalists considered for resumption are those undertaking:
- Finalist students undertaking training at Bachelors level in Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Nursing. Midwifery, Dental Surgery, Pharmacy, Allied Medical Professionals.
- Finalist Postgraduate students on health-related programs.
- Postgraduate students (doctors, nurses, and midwives) who are qualified and are already health practitioners.
- Finalists undertaking training at Diploma level in different disciplines.