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Common Examination for Paramedic Schools has been officially launched


Jun 2, 2022

BUJUMBURA June 2nd (ABP) – The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS, Mr. Jean Baptiste Nzorironkankuze, officially launched, on Tuesday May 31, 2022 in Bujumbura, the common theoretical and practical exam, organized each year by the said ministry for paramedical schools in Burundi.

Mr. Nzorironkankuze indicated that the objective of that examination is to evaluate the various graduates of the paramedical school to ensure their capacity to take care of the sick in the country or in the sub-region, he said. He also said that this exam allows successful students to have a diploma and the right to take the State exam to continue university studies.

The permanent secretary of the ministry responsible for health indicated that 572 candidates were expected to take the exam, including 417 students from the nursing care section, 119 students from the laboratory section and 19 students from the pharmacy section as well as 17 students from the hygiene and sanitation section.

                                                                           View of the test candidates

Dr. Nzorironkankuze did not forget to specify that 22 schools including 7 public schools, two schools under agreement are concerned by the test, adding that the other schools belong to the private sector.

He said that 16 test centers have been set up. He pointed out that the first two test centers (“ETAL” Sanitation and Laboratory Technicians School of Buyenzi and “ETAL” of Rohero) are in Bujumbura while the remaining 14 centers are in the interior of the country.

To the question of knowing the problems that the test candidates may encounter during the examination, Mr. Nzorironkankuze pointed out that there are no problems in the two test centers except that there are three students absent (two in the center of Rohero and one absence in the center of Buyenzi) for unknown reasons.

Mr. Nzorironkankuze took the opportunity to call on the candidates to take the exam in peace, explaining that this test was chosen by their teachers and who are locked up to ensure that there will be no cheating during taking the test. He also recommended that supervisors use their professionalism to ensure that the work goes well.