Museveni allows schools to reopen


President Museveni has waived the ban on schools allowing them to reopen for non candidate classes.

The president was addressing the nation in a televised Nation’s address where he gave green lights to learners in Primary Six,  Senior Three & Senior Five classes to resume studies on March 1st.

He added the rest of the lower primary and post primary learners will commence studies in April after the Ministry of Education and Sports has assessed the situation.

“When the current candidates have finished after Apri6, the MoES will give a detailed plan on how lower primary, S.1 and S.2 will come to school,” he said.

Museveni revealed that government will get a 3.55m grant of covid-19 vaccines from  the COVAX facility to help in the vaccination against COVID-19.

“Government will conduct in the end of February or March. We expect to receive 3.55m vaccines from the COVAX facility grant of countries which go together and funded vaccines for developing countries,” Museveni said.

He further revealed gov’t arrangements to procure over 18m dozes from the Serum Industries of India to help in vaccination of over 9 million person.

This according to Museveni ties up with the reopening of schools.

He said that the Health workers, security personnel, Teachers and the elderly will be the first batch to receive vaccination since they are vulnerable to underlying conditions such as being in close contacts to covid-19 patients, disease infections such as diabetes, and alcoholism.

On the reopening of Universities for non finalists classes, the president was not sceptical on the exact dates when universities and other tertiary institutions will reopen.

He said universities are already conducting classes through online and e – learning but was quick to say, in order to complement, they will open in March in a staggered approach.

Museveni said that the 2020 Academic Year which was supposed to end in December last year will end in July 2021.

On the issue  of the recently concluded elections, the president did not comment anything but said he will give his stand on Saturday February 6 on the updf celebration of Tarehe Sita day.

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