By Adam Ali and Libya Herald staff.
Benghazi, 2 April 2015:
A way is being sought to get fifth year students at Benghazi University’s . . .[restrict]Medical School, closed since last August, to sit their exams so that they can move on to their internships.
When fighting erupted in August 2014, forcing the university to close, medical students were just months away from taking their final examinations.
Medical School staff have met to discuss the challenge and agreed that since they had not attended lectures for so long, each student should undergo a formal review before being allowed to sit the exam. No date was fixed for when the finals could be sat.
In the past few weeks up to a quarter of final year year students have begun showing up at Benghazi Medical Centre to observe doctors on their rounds, another part of their education that they were not able to complete last year.
According to one medical student who spoke to the Libya Herald many students believe that they are not psychologically ready to take exams, having lost so much during the clashes. Furthermore, many students have been displaced from their homes and are living outside of Benghazi. [/restrict]