Officials from the Ministry of Education and Sports together with teachers associations have resolved that schools should reopen for all students across the country in two weeks to complete the 2020 academic year.
This resolution was reached yesterday during a zoom meeting where different stakeholders of the Education sector were invited to attend.
The Education Ministry Permanent Secretary, Ms Ketty Lamaro revealed that government’s target is to vaccinate at least 65% of teachers before reopening schools.
Lamaro further revealed that schools may probably reopen on September 21 but the dates may change depending on how many teachers they will vaccinate.
“I do not want to be conclusive on the issue of dates because they might change since the targeted teachers have not been vaccinated,” She said.
In June this year, schools and institutions of learning were closed for the second time when President Museveni sent the country into a second lockdown due to a spike in COVID-19 infections.