The Ministry of Education has revealed that it will only open schools after Ministry of Health gives them permission to do so, according to State Minister for Higher Education, John Chrysostom Muyingo.
Muyingo insists that regardless of the increasing number of calls from schools managements and parents, the Education can only re-open the schools under guidance from the Health Ministry.
“For us we are ready to re-open schools as soon as the Minister of Health and her team tells us the life of our children is safe. The responsibility of any government is to ensure that Ugandans are safe and healthy,” Muyingo said.
The minister said this during a visit to Kasese District to assess the level of damage on education institutions caused by floods which ravaged through Kasese last month. He added that for the meantime, the Education Ministry will continue supporting the online learning approaches as taken on by government to keep children engaged and enabling continuity of studying during the pandemic.
Muyingo further urges parents to engage their children in learning at home to minimise any kind of diversion into other activities that consume their time with no productivity.
Earlier this week, the Ministry of Health wrote to the Education Ministry guiding on the various Standard Operating Procedures that are to be followed if schools are to be opened and the question stands, will this see schools re-opening soon?
Stick around as we’ll keep you posted.