Museveni Friday night address to determine future of schools

President Yoweri Museveni is expected to address the country on Friday July 30 (PHOTO /Courtesy)

President Yoweri Museveni will address the nation on Friday, July 30 regarding the state of Uganda amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Museveni announced on Thursday through his Twitter account that he will make the address at 8pm and it will be broadcasted on different televisions and radio stations.

In his last address, the president announced the closure of all the higher-learning institutions and schools for a period of 42 days

The move followed a spike in the number of new infections and deaths related to it.

The 42 days period elapsing today but the future of schools have been nor been determined.

All teachers had been directed to get the Covid vaccine before they are accepted in schools.

Communal prayers in mosques, churches, or stadia and other open-air venues were suspended for 42 days.

He had also ordered for suspension of all inter-district travel except travel within Kampala Metropolitan (Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono).

First Lady Janet Museveni, who is also the Minister of Education and Sports said on Friday, July 30 that Uganda will reopen education institutions in a phased manner but it is still premature to reveal the exact date of reopening.

The minister added that her ministry was waiting for a final decision from the cabinet.

According to the ministry of education, the schools were supposed to be reopened on July 19, but the matter will be addressed by the president in his address.

The Education Minister also said the government is considering a sequence of re-opening but also trying everything humanly possible to find the vaccines required for all the learners.

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