The Ministry of Education yesterday 10th December revealed that it will be announcing school re-opening dates of Uganda on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
Education is one of the most affected sectors, and there are fears that some schools might not be able to reopen due to accumulated loans.
Through its spokesperson Denis Mugimba the ministry said that the official school re-opening dates will be announced by the Uganda Education Minister who doubles as the first lady, Janet Museveni.
“The Education Minister, who is also the first lady will announce the dates on 15th, December, 2021 in the evening, every thing is set,” Mugimba said.
Mugimba also responded to reports that most teachers might not return when schools re-open saying that this is not true.
“In Uganda, we have a surplus of teachers, some teachers in private schools may not return but these are minority. Private schools are advertise placements and hire new teachers if some do not return, but there is no shortage,” Mugimba said.
“At least 70 percent of the 555,000 teachers have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 29 percent have received the full dose.” Mugimba added on.
He further reiterated that teachers who are not be vaccinated will not be allowed to teach.
All these remarks were said at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, on Thursday 9th December.
School re-opening in Uganda is set to commence in January 2022 for the first time ever since Covid-19 was confirmed in the country in March, 2020.