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Education Minister Janet Museveni calls for planning meeting to discuss opening of schools modalities

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Education Minister Janet Museveni (PHOTO /Courtesy)

KAMPALA — The Minister of Education, Janet Museveni has called for an emergency meeting at State House to discuss the reopening of schools starting with the medical schools.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday August 4 at State House Nakasero.

While addressing the country on Friday July 30, President Museveni directed the Ministry of Education, National Council for Higher Education and Ministry of Health to meet and plan for the possibility of reopening for medical students.

Ismail Mulindwa, the Director of Basic and Secondary Education confirmed the meeting, saying the Minister will notify the public about the outcomes from the meeting.

The Executive Director of the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), Prof Mary Okwakol told reporters that the meeting will decide when and how the government will reopen medical schools.

Just like last year, government first reopened Universities and Tertiary Institutions teaching health course in September after the first closure of schools in March 2020.

This was done to enable medical students complete their studies to avoid the future human resource gaps in the health sector.

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