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Engineering students decry difficulties during internship training

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Students studying engineering are decrying the challenges they face while on internship training. According to the students, some of the challenges include trainers asking for money, lack of appropriate equipment for training, inadequate technical staff to supervise the students at their places of internship …

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Kadaga summons health minister over idle clinical medicine interns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament has tasked the Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng to explain her ministry’s failure to have students under the Clinical Medicine and Community Health program carry out internship. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga’s directive followed a matter of national importance raised …

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Makerere asks willing students to start internship

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University management has revived plans to send students for internship, field attachments, and recess during the ongoing lockdown. The university had prematurely called off the internships in July amidst concerns from some sections of the public on the timing of the program which …

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Makerere university reconsiders ‘Virtual internship’

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Makerere University has suspended its decision to send out students on internship, field attachment and recess during the lock down. The development comes a few days to the roll out of the program. Last month, Makerere University senate took a bold decision and secured clearance …

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Virtual internship presents dilemma for Makerere University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A decision by Makerere University to impose internship, field attachments and recess during the ongoing lockdown has put students at crossroads. The University council has reportedly advised students to remotely work with their hosts or design projects per deliverables approved by supervisors. Reports indicate that …

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Doctors push for new policy to govern internship

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The President of the Uganda Medical Association, Dr. Ekwaro Obuku has revealed that they are pushing for a new policy to govern internship. While they managed to garner a lot of achievement from the 2017 doctors’ strike, Obuku says they have failed to …

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Makerere demands clear terms for medical interns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University is seeking to enter a Memorandum of Understanding with the Health Ministry with clear guidelines for the placement of medical students for internship in Mulago National Referral Hospital and other government facilities across the country. Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, …

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INTERNSHIP: Medical students take health minister to court

Over 1000 medical students have dragged the Minister of Health Dr Ruth Aceng and the Attorney General to the High Court, challenging the new internship policy that restricts them from accessing  supervised practical training at various internship training centers. The new policy seeks to reduce the number of medical students …

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