By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Makerere University Business School (MUBS) has canceled end of semester exams until further notice due to the Covid-19 surge at the Nakawa based University.
According to Principal Prof. Wasswa Balunywa, the university has reported numerous cases of Coronavirus among students and staff thus the cancellation of the forthcoming exams.
”We have continued to receive information regarding numerous cases of coronavirus infections among students and staff. This is, therefore to inform you that the forthcoming examinations are canceled until further notice” Balunywa wrote in a communique to all MUBS staff.
On Tuesday this week, prof. Balunywa revealed that the administration has been getting reports of students falling sick in their hostels but it was still unclear what the students were suffering from however, Balunywa feared 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 further noted 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.