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Besigye – Shutting Down Our Schools For Over A Year Is The Most Heinous Crime

Dr. Kizza Besigye has said for the government to keep schools under shut down up to now is the most heinous crime.

He said there is no reason for schools to remain closed after easing lockdown.

According to him, children are at a lower risk of contracting the virus. He said this during a press conference as he was responding to a few measure put by the government.

“For Uganda to shut our schools for over a year is the most heinous crime. There is no justification for the measures that have been taken against schools. We’ve known children are least affected by COVID-19. Why should you shut down schools for knowledge acquisition because of Covid?” Besigye asked.

The former Forum For Democratic Change president also says they should not worry about teachers. He also said the fact that most of them are below 40 means they can fight the virus.

However for those above 50, he suggested that schools give them leave or the vaccine.

“Those above 50 should be given leave or vaccinated at reopening of the schools,” Besigye added.

He expressively said the closure of schools is equal to caging of knowledge. He therefore requested parents to be the ones to engineer the campaign to open schools.

“The closure of schools is a generational catastrophe, this address is not to Mr. Museveni and his wife, it’s for the parents and schooling children. Parents must step up to avert this catastrophe. We need a master plan and it will not be made by the NRM regime.”

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