By Mable Nakibuuka
All students and teachers who were affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown are set to return to school after government has decided to work out modalities of reopening schools while limiting the chances of the virus spreading amongst learners.
This was announced by the Minister for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) and National Guidance Hon. Judith Nabakooba, who stated thus on social media;
“His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has instructed the National Task Force team on COVID19 to review the possibility of a phased reopening of schools starting with candidate classes and clinical medical students.
The Task force has also been tasked to review the status of other remaining sectors such as churches, weekly markets, the tourism sector and Entebbe international airport.”
She added that; “The review will also include the status of the entertainment industry such as bars, cinemas, nightclubs and sports events.
Thereafter the team will provide a report to His Excellency on these issues by early next week. He will then address the nation on the next steps forward.”
It should be noted that schools, universities and tertiary institutions were closed in March this year as one of the measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 among students.
Since then, students in many schools and universities have since resorted to e-learning as one of the ways of catching up on the lost study time.
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