Earlier today, the Minister of Education and Sports Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni urged teachers and learners aged 18 years and above to get vaccinated ahead of phased reopening of schools.
Hon. Janet said; “Getting our teaching staff and learners vaccinated is first and foremost for their own personal wellbeing and safety. As you all know, delivery of learning is a highly interactive physical process in the context of our country.”
The Minister noted that education institutions of learning shall remain closed until certain conditions are attended to. The conditions include; getting all teaching staff in Institutions and the learners aged 12-18 years vaccinated.
The Education Ministry has engaged with the Ministry of Health to align efforts towards getting teachers and learners above 18 years vaccinated, according to Janet.
The Ministry of Health will inform the public once approved COVID- 19 vaccines for people aged 12 – 16 years become available.
The Education Ministry urges all collaborative stakeholders in the local governments such as District Chairpersons and Councilors, RDCs and RCCs, CAOs, DEOs among others to go out and influence teachers to be vaccinated.” part of Hon. Janet’s statement reads.
“The task of mobilizing teachers and learners to get vaccinated cannot be left to the Ministry responsible for Education alone,” Hon. Janet said before adding that all vaccines issued by government are not to be paid for by the recipients.
The public is advised to contact the Ministry of Education Public Relations Office on 0417-893615 or through social media for assistance.