“Be patient. It is too risky to open learning institutions” – President Museveni
President Yoweri Museveni has once again dampened the enthusiasm of learners that are eager to return to class by keeping schools closed for now in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus.
While speaking to the nation in his latest address on the fight against the pandemic, President Museveni says that nobody who cares about Uganda should call for reopening of schools just yet. He believes that is just too risky.
He revealed that government is set to start the distribution of free radio sets per household to facilitate long distance learning.
“With the school population, let us be patient. In the meantime, we are going to launch a big long-distance education programme, certainly through radios. We are going to give free radio-sets to all the homesteads. Radios will soon be distributed,” he stated.
The printed educational materials will be provided to learners across the country. He further stated that he is personally in favour of the free TV sets per village for the learners.
He further urged Ugandans to strictly follow all the guidelines from the Ministry of Health in a bid to avoid risks associated with the spread of the virus.
“Ugandans should know that if the disease escalates it may call for resumption of the restrictions to contain the disease spread and reduce deaths among the population,” he stated.