Hope for school reopening in Uganda have been shuttered after President Museveni’s latest remarks on the same which has appeared to be bad news to parents who have been waiting for schools to reopen amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Ugandan sources, the country’s head of state said that reopening will only be possible when a larger percentage of citizens have been vaccinated against the virus arguing that this will be the best way of curbing the spread of the virus at the community levels.
“We are saying; schools hold on until we have vaccinated a bigger majority of people so that when a child goes to school and there is coronavirus he, or she comes back when the people home are vaccinated.” said president Museveni.
So far, reports show that around 250000 people have been vaccinated fully as of early this week while another group of around 230739 people are still waiting for their second dose of the jab.
Delayed school reopening appears to be bad news to parents who are currently waiting for their children to get back to school after closure due to the virus around one and half months ago.