President Yoweri kaguta Museveni is to address the nation tomorrow 3th-jan-2021.This came after the cabinet meeting both the scientists and Ministry of Education officials submitted after they failed to agree on permitting all learners to go back.
Its noted that the government closed the schools Due to covid 19 pandemic in march 2020, however in October candidate classes we’re allowed to reopen but following the standard operation procedures put by the ministry of healthy.
On Monday meeting, the education technocrats had proposed that all learners return to school, scientists under the national Covid-19 taskforce said it was risky at the moment and appealed that they wait until they have been vaccinated.
Mr Alex Kakooza, Ministry of Education permanent secretary, told Daily Monitor yesterday that the President would make his final say tomorrow.
“Wait for the announcement on Wednesday,” he said, adding that President Museveni would clear the air on the matter.
“President Museveni is obsessed with scientists. Can they vaccinate all children in school? They have failed to test them. How can they afford vaccinating them? They should now start reopening schools even if it’s to add on few classes. You can’t reopen markets, arcades, public transport, churches and keep schools closed. The children are everywhere. What are we shielding them from?” Mr Filbert Baguma, the Unatu general secretary, asked.
The Ministry of Health earlier said they expect first batch of vaccine between May and June.
Candidate classes have since been allowed to report back and the date of the other classes remains unclear until tomorrow when the President announces government plan.