The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) will be connected on the National Internet Backbone to ease E-learning, the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance says. State Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Peter Ogwang made the remarks at IUIU Main Campus in Mbale.
Ogwang was assessing the preparedness and capacity of the Institution to embrace the E-Learning program being put in place because of the the novel coronavirus. In his recent address on COVID-19, president Yoweri Museveni asked students to be patient on school re-opening.
“As far as the Educational Institutions are concerned, nobody who cares about Uganda or our children is talking about re-opening them as of now. It is just too risky. I am very hopeful on the front of the vaccine and treatment” Museveni said.
The president said he is aware of the consequences caused by the pandemic on Ugandans.
“The categories of our people that are affected by the lockdown, such as the salon operators, private universities, private secondary schools, private primary schools, etc., should be registered so that we can see how to get them, not free money, but cheap capital when their activities resume or even help them to do other activities. The Ministers of Gender and Education will follow this up,” he said.