Following the recent news, National Council For Higher Education has permitted reopening of medical schools to enable training of the future health workers.
An inter-ministerial meeting was held on the 4th of August, 2021 and decisions on reopening of medical institutions on 30th August were agreed on.
To add on, it was also decided that the finalists and post-graduate students are the only ones to join then other continuing years respectively.
However, the Executive Director for NCHE announced that the reopening dates for medical institutions has been brought forward to 13th August 2021.
“Reference is made to my letter dated 5th August 2021, regarding reopening of medical schools and health training institutions. The date of reopening of medical schools and health training institutions has been brought forward from Monday 30th August to Friday 13th August 2021,’’ Prof Okwakol clarified.
“Inspections will be conducted after re-opening. Arrangements have been made to carryout vaccination at the school institutions,’’ she added.
According to NCHE, this was in consideration of the fact that medical schools are a source of specialized human resource for the health sector. The institutions have been advised to continue training the preclinical classes remotely using Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODEL)