Parents reject radio purchase, want schools reopened
Several parents have insisted that the government reopens schools for learning instead of purchasing radios to be distributed to households.
In September, President Museveni ordered for the reopening of schools but only for candidate classes after more than six months of inactivity.
Museveni said that the Ministry of Education is going to ensure that the home-schooling programme is put up to ensure continued learning. The said learning will be through radio and television broadcast lessons on top of self-study materials that are going to be distributed.
He also said that plans are underway for government to provide at least 10 million radio sets to every household and 137,466 solar-powered television sets to villages.
On Wednesday this week, Parliament’s Budget Committee declined to approve 336.8 Billion Shillings supplementary budget request by the government to purchase 9 million radio sets for Ugandan homes to facilitate the long-distance learning program.