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Postpone exams, medical students demand 

By Cecilia Okoth

Added 21st November 2017 10:44 AM

According the students, whereas they depend on major public hospitals for their class work, they have not been studying since the strike begun, two weeks ago.

According the students, whereas they depend on major public hospitals for their class work, they have not been studying since the strike begun, two weeks ago.

Medical students at the Makerere University School of Medicine want their fourth coming final examinations postponed, saying the ongoing strike by the doctors has greatly affected them.

According the students, whereas they depend on major public hospitals for their class work, they have not been studying since the strike begun, two weeks ago.

It is against this background that the student who were meeting Prof Moses Kamya, the dean of school of medicine at MAK argued that they cannot sit for examinations without full preparation faulting failure to attend practical lessons in hospitals for more than two weeks.

"We have spent two weeks without clinical studies which entails working on patients under close supervision of the doctors. How then can we sit for these exams," Enos Kigozi a fifth year medical student stated.

The students are scheduled to write their final exams on 4 December. However given the current situation with doctors, they want the examinations pushed to compensate for the lost time.

In response, Kamya said although the school was yet to come up with a decision on the matter, he believes those who will have prepared will be examined.

Kamya however noted that plans are underway to set up special training centers so that medical students do not have to only depend on major hospitals.

 

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