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Minister Joyce Moriku; Covid-19 Will Give Us An Answer Whether To Open Schools Or Not

Minister Joyce Moriku: Covid-19 Will Give Us An Answer Whether To Open Schools Or Not

The minister of State for Primary Education Joyce Moriku Kaducu has said Covid-19 will give them a go ahead on whether schools are to open or not.

Currently, she says there is no definite answer on when schools can actually resume due to the situation at hand.

“Covid-19 should give us the answer. The answer is two things, number one is vaccination. When we vaccinate the critical mass that is needed, number two, the Covid-19 situation, you know reopening of schools will depend on one of the principles.”

“You recall when the schools were closed many children who went back home infected their parents, their grandparents. Now the strategy is to have these critical people vaccinated, the elderly and those with underlying medical problems.” Minister Joyce Moriku added.

She on the other hand commended the teachers for being corporation when it comes to vaccination. In his last speech, the president said by the time schools reopen, all teachers should’ve got the vaccine.

Government put up centres to help teachers access vaccines so easily.

“Our teachers are doing well in terms of vaccination, the statistics we have is that out of 560,000 teachers, we have reached two hundred thousand teachers, the teachers are really responding to the vaccination. There are two things: If we have the teachers vaccinated that will reduce the infection transmission,” Kaducu says.

The Ugandan government is still keeping schools closed due to Covid-19. There was a rumour that schools were to soon open but this was immediately disqualified.

The minister though says they are to meet up soon to decide on what to really do about schools. This will be ahead of the presidential address.

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