IUIU MEDICAL OFFICER URGES NEW STUDENTS TO OBSERVE COVID I9 MEASURES.

The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) Medical Officer, Dr Naziru Rashid has urged the first-year student to stick to all the COVID-19 safety measures during their two weeks stay on Campus.

He made the call recently during an orientation session of the new students who reported on 30th January 2021 for the 2020 - 2021 Academic year at the main campus-Mbale.

A section of freshers attending an orientation session by the University medical officer at the University Management shade,Main campus Mbale.

The first-year students are expected to undergo two weeks training on Online Distance Learning (ODEL) and thereafter return to their respective homes and continue with the first semester through online lectures as guided by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) pending governments directive to fully open schools.

Dr Nazir pointed out that COVID-19 is real, and stressed the need for continued observation of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) within and outside the Campus vicinity among the students.

“I know most of you are excited about joining University but this should not make you forget about the presence of COVID-19. I encourage that it should be everyone’s principal to always have a Face Masks on, Wash Hands with Soap and running water for 20 seconds or sanitize with an alcohol-based sanitizer and observe the social distance.” the Medical officer stated

He affirmed that the University adheres to the Ministry of Health's Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) hence the need for the students to do the same despite being new at the University.

The University Medic encouraged students to always feel free and visit the University Health Centre whenever they need any medical help.

In his remarks, the Dean of Students Dr Sulait Kabali also encouraged the students to always carry their prayer mats when going for prayers at the Mosque and observe a 2-meter physical distance when performing prayers.

The Orientation program at the university is always held for two weeks in which among other activities, students are introduced to various University Departments, Administrators, Sports, tour around the University, election of chief Fresher, a field trip to Sipi falls in Kapchorwa among others.