The Vice Rector of the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) In- Charge of Finance and Administration (F & A) Professor Abdul Kaziba Mpaata urged students of the institution to receive COVID-19 vaccine in their respective places.
Professor Mpaata made the remarks on Monday, 7th June,2021 during an interactive meeting with guild leaders at IUIU Main Campus in Mbale City following President Yoweri Museveni’s closure of schools for the next 42 days in the wake of the new variants of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Professor Mpaata says the vaccine has no any health complications as purported by some quarters in the society.”We have a caring Government that needs you to be safe from the pandemic. All IUIU students must be immunized in their respective homes.
“You must ignore a lie that the vaccine has some harmful impacts. Don’t be cheated that there is no COVID-19. The pandemic is there and it is killing people,” Professor Mpaata says.
The IUIU Vice Rector says the university has not registered any case of the pandemic. Professor Mpaata says the university will make sure that all students have written their examinations.
“The university will make sure that you finish your examinations after reopening or before if the Government allows us. The university needs you to move to the next level. The executive board is meeting tomorrow to plan for the students,” he says.
In his remarks IUIU Dean of Students Dr Saulaiti Kabali says all the students must vacate the campus tomorrow, 8th June, 2021 except international students.
“By the end of tomorrow, I don’t want to see any Ugandan student on the campus. To the international students, when you remain here, abide to the rules and regulations that will be put in place. These regulations are there to safeguard you from the pandemic,” Dr Kabali says.
The Islamic University in Uganda has four campuses namely Main Campus in Mbale City , Females Campus in Wakiso district, Kampala Campus in Kampala City and Arua Campus in Arua City.
In his address, President Museveni said most affected age group in this current wave are the young people aged 20-39 years old with observed increasing transmission among the 10-19 years. Museveni said a total of 948 reported cases in 43 schools from 22 districts. Kampala, Gulu, Masaka and Oyam districts combined constitute 61 percent of reported cases.