President Yoweri Museveni recently guided that the education sector should be systematically be reopened by first allowing medical students to return to their respective training centers.
The National Council for Higher Education (NCHEE) also communicated to universities it has had inspected and found fit to reopen permitting them to conduct online classes or e-learning.
And through the faculty of health sciences, Victoria University has announced that it will start conducting online classes for its students on the 28th September 2020.
The Ag.Vice Chancellor of Victoria University Bill Nkeeto said the reopening of schools for students undertaking health-related courses will curb the human resource gap in the health sector.
Nkeeto emphasized that they will continue to follow strict guidelines and SOP recommendations issued by the ministry of health and other government agencies and experts.
Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) through its member bodies has been working hard to ensure that education resumes following the issuance of COVID-19 SOP guidelines which were issued in September 2020.
The NCHE conducted an inspection of the Victoria University e-learning facilities and was convinced that this Premier University was ready to start its online teaching programmes for its students.
The permission is valid for twelve (12) months or the duration of the COVID-19 crisis as will be determined by the relevant authorities and renewal can be applied for at least (2) months before the expiry of the (12) twelve months period if necessary.