The RUG says that rapid testing is the “First step towards a more normal life at university”
The quick-test pilot for students of the University of Groningen and Hanze University of Applied Sciences has reported that about 25 percent of students invited to take a Coronavirus test before their exam have turned up for said test.
A total of 323 students from the University of Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Sciences and Noorderpoort College have had themselves tested before taking an exam, reports the GIC. Obviously, anyone that tests negative cannot take their physical exam. The RUG has announced that it is proud of the fact that Groningen is the first center for higher education where this has been realized.
Spokesperson Riepko Buikema says that he is pleased with the reactions of the students who first had themselves tested. These students see the quick tests prior to an exam as the first steps towards a normal life at university. Now that the test has yielded favorable results, the RUG wants to expand the test. Ultimately, 450 students could be tested per day.
Earlier, in January, the Minister of Education Engelshoven paid a visit to Groningen to be informed about the trial with the rapid test street. She then announced that the entire country could take an example from the Groningen trial to test students before they take an exam, or in a subsequent phase before they go to lectures.