In the wake of the COVID-19 prevention and eradication programs, various public and private higher learning institutions operating in Rwanda have taken stringent measures by obliging students to take vaccination in order to enter the campuses.
The program has been announced after the UR's administration meet with the Rwanda Bio Medica center and other responsible agencies and agreed to impose tight measures aimed to prevent the spread and the effects of COVID-19.
While doing this, the University of Rwanda, College of Medicine and Healthy Sciences Remera based campus has started implementing the measures where at least students and staff who have been vaccinated or have got the first dose against COVID-19 are only allowed to enter the campus.
"Monday, September 27, 2021, no Student or staff will be allowed to enter the campus unless he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19 or has been given at least the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine." the release writes.
“The only students or staff that have been vaccinated so far, will be allowed into the campus upon presentation of the vaccination certificate at least for the first dose.”
Pie Muhire a student at the University of Rwanda believes that vaccination is a must because it is a protection from the effects of COVID-19 as well as curbing down the spread of infection to others.
But said that the decision is rushed one instead they should be helped to get vaccinated rather than denying them to enter the campuses.
A few days ago, university students from various campuses such as Nyagatare, Rukara, IPRC Kibogora polytechnic (KP), as well as some other campuses were asked to provide information related to their vaccination.
Meanwhile, officials of the Campuses said the vaccination information provided was needed in order to have a clear of providing another dose from the Ministry of Health for the students to be vaccinated easily.