Online outrage forces KIU to withdraw Pregnancy Tests on Students
The Kampala International University's (KIU) directive requiring female students to take pregnancy tests before sitting for exams elicited a range of reactions, with some believing it was unjust for such an institution to issue such a directive.
According to the memo that has since been deleted from the university's main Twitter page, all the female students taking midwifery and nursing courses were to have a pregnancy test, and failure to do so, they would not be able to sit for their exams.
The news which emerged online has received a lot of criticism with some of the users stating that it was inappropriate for KIU to make such a notice and that action should be taken against the campus.
Here are some screengrabs of reactions made regarding the matter stated by the university.
Following that, the university later on November 10, issues another notice stating that it had withdrawn the matter and that students would sit for their exams. The university further wished its students success as they sat for their exams.
"This is to inform you all that the internal memo on pregnancy and pregnancy testing dated 8 November 2022 has been rescinded (withdrawn)," part of the notice read.
The university further urged its students to focus on exam preparation.
"Please focus on getting ready for your UNMEB exams. I wish you all the best in the forthcoming exams," part of the notice read.