No Exams For Unvaccinated Students – Harare Institute of Technology
No Exams For Unvaccinated Students says Harare Institute of Technology
A few days after the Zimbabwean Government opened churches to vaccinated members only, Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) has decided to bar unvaccinated students from sitting for their end of semester examinations.
A students’ notice by HIT registrar Mary Samupindi stated that unvaccinated students will also be barred from accessing university accommodation.
"The Harare Institute of Technology wishes to inform students that the end of 2020/2021 academic year examinations will commence three days after the government proclaims the lifting of the COVID-9-induced national lockdown."
She also added that students without vaccination cards will have to produce a COVID-19 negative PCR test issued within 48 hours.
Despite all, the Zimbabwean government still maintains that Covid-19 vaccination is voluntary
The Zimbabwean government has maintained that Covid-19 vaccination is voluntary. But, however the general public now feel that vaccination is now compulsory since they are denied access to some basic goods and services if they are not vaccinated.
The government has also threatened to withdraw salaries for unvaccinated teachers by the time schools to are allowed to reopen.
This is all due to the fact that Zimbabwe aims to inoculate about 60 per cent of the population to achieve herd immunity. As promised by the Zimbabwean president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, the country can only return to normalcy after herd immunity has been attained.