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Days after announcing their readiness to re-open schools, the Ministry of Education in a joint effort with the Health Ministry have submitted a final readiness report to the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni for a way forward.

This brings about the ‘big decision’ the president is going to make as far as re-opening of schools is concerned, as he earlier assured  in his address to the nation at the beginning of this month of August.

State Minister for Higher Education, Dr Chrysostom Muyingo said as a Ministry, they are now waiting for President Museveni’s decision.

“We are waiting for the President. He is the one who announced the closure. We have provided him all the information. He is waiting to get verification from the ministry of health. As long as he gets all the information, he will tell us the next step to take,” Minister Muyingo said.

The ever increasing COVID-19 deaths, most especially in Kampala, raises the extent of how ‘big’ the decision to re-open or not, will be. The deaths as at 1 PM today stand at 12.

It’s close to 5 months now since education institutions were closed in March to curb the spread of the Coronavirus amongst the learners and academia.

As it all stands, the status of re-opening schools or not, now rests entirely in the president’s hands. Stay tuned.


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