Latest News

1 min read

The president of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has given new directives to have educational institutions reopened after four months of Covid-19 lockdown characterized by uncertainty...

5 min read

4 years have gone by since Seyi Kolade last gave in to her addiction. She walks by, a strong smile on her face, and just haunting...

WhatsApp launches test of in-app business directory feature for first time
2 min read

Facebook's messaging service WhatsApp on Wednesday launched a new feature to make it possible to search for businesses within its app for the first time, the company...

2 min read

Over 200 students are set to miss out on the 17th graduation slated for next week after the High Court in Kampala cleared Kyambogo University...

2 min read

The Speaker of parliament Jacob Oulanyah has guided that all business that had been shelved from the 10th parliament under former Speaker Rebecca Kadaga is...

1 min read

Police in Jinja has detained a 41-year-old man for allegedly defiling his seven-year-old daughter. According to police, the suspect is a resident of Butagaya Village, Butagaya...

2 min read

Kenya will next year start manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines locally in collaboration with unnamed pharmaceutical firms in a move aimed at easing supply hitches that have...

2 min read

Butambala member of parliament under the National unity platform ticket, Muwanga Kivumbi has said NUP will never be part of the Interparty Organisation for Dialogue...

3 min read

The DNA test done by police has confirmed the body retrieved from the septic at the home of Francis Onebe in Munyonyo belongs to his...

3 min read

The Bank of Uganda (BoU) has finally withdrawn a Supreme Court appeal that was contesting the Court of Appeal’s dismissal of the case it filed...

September 18, 2021

Covid-19: MUBS On Tenterhooks As Educational Institutions Turn Into Covid-19 Hot Spots

 

Makerere University Business School (MUBS) Principal Prof Wasswa Balunywa yesterday revealed that the administration has been getting reports of students falling sick in their hostels but it’s still unclear what the students are suffering from however, Balunywa fears that they may not be able to handle the situation if it turns out there’s a COVID-19 outbreak in the Students Community.

In a series of tweets, Balunywa revealed that students don’t have resources for both testing and treatment, adding that if it turns out to be COVID-19, they will have no option but to postpone end-of-semester exams in a bid to safeguard the health of both students and staff.

“We have reports of MUBS students falling sick in hostels as you may note in Social Media starting last Sunday. We have been to the Hostels establishing what is on the ground. Right now as I write a team is inspecting several hostels.” Balunywa tweeted

“We have agreed to work with Hostel owners and the Guild to get facts and together find solutions. As expected students don’t have Resources for both testing and treatment. If we establish COVID 19 cases, it will be out of our ability to handle.” he added

Balunywa added that they were advised by the government to give a report on the problem and see how it can guide or intervene. and further advised the MUBS staff to stay home unless they have to be at campus.

“Fortunately govt has requested us to give a report on the status of the problem for possible guidance on the way ahead. If there is no stabilization of situation we may have to delay exams so as to safeguard the health of both students and staff,” Balunywa added.

Views: 302