IUIU USHERS IN HEALTH SCIENCE STUDENTS AS SCHOOLS COUNTRY WIDE REOPEN FOR FINALISTS

Health Science finalist students across IUIU’s three campuses have started reporting back to finalize their studies after 6 months of staying at home following governments closure of schools in March due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Several students at Habbib Medical school Kampala campus, Nursing and Midwifery students at IUIU Main campus Mbale and Females campus Kabojja are being received with intense scrutiny and strict measures to ensure safety from the corona virus disease.

Speaking to the Principle School of Nursing and Midwifery IUIU Main Campus Mbale Ms. Sarah Namutebi, she stated that a student is required to report with 4 face masks (two rewashable and two Medical), 2 Plastic Pinafores, A 750ml bottle of Jik, hand sanitizers and a consent letter from the parents allowing them to report.

“We are happy that the government has okayed health science students and other finalists to report back to school but the most important thing we ought to be keen about is their safety. So as a University we have set some of the requirements to keep them safe while at the University and during their internship,” Ms Namutebi enlightened.

According to the University Public Relations officer Ms. Kantono Rehema, Nursing students will study for 8 weeks before they sit for end of semester examination then later the National Examinations, while Medical students will study upto end of October and kick off their examinations on 2nd November 2020. Other final year students are expected to report back to campus on 15th of October 2020 following the government’s directive.

To ensure the safety of the students at campus, the University has installed Automatic Hands- Free Dispensers and Instant Hand Sanitizer in all its campuses. Besides that, they have also set tough entry and exit rules to both the staff, students and the community.