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Makerere students demand suspension of end of semester exams

Makerere University Medical School Students in the lab

Makerere Medical students are asking the administration of the medical school to suspend their end of semester exams until the doctor’s strike ends.

In a meeting held last Monday at Mulago, the students unanimously agreed that they are not ready to write any exams since they have spent more than two weeks without having lessons as their immediate teachers and supervisors are on strike.

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Kigozi Enos a 5th year student of medicine and surgery who attended the closed door meeting revealed that as clinical students they cannot do anything at the hospital wards since their supervisors are on strike with their learning based on practice on patients who are not available due to the strike. “We want these exams done when normal business resumes at the hospital” Enos stressed.

Former guild president makerere university Roy Ssemboga asked government  to consider setting up an independent teaching hospital to provide teaching to medical students as a way to avert such crisis from always happening which hinder their studies.

A number of 160 medical students in the 4th year and 148 in the 5th year were slated to write their exams starting 27th November this year are now waiting to hear from the school administration on the way forward on either to write or not write their exams.

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