Govt tells Schools to wait for three more Months to reopen

Govt tells Schools to wait for three more Months to reopen

President Museveni has advised schools to wait for another three months before they can open to allow students back.

The president’s message was carried in a circular from the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), in which they advised schools to proceed with online classes until a decision is made from the president.

“The president has guided that all Higher Education Institutions should continue studying online for at least another 3 months. This is so as to enable the government to find a lasting solution,” a statement from NCHE reads in part.

NCHE emphasized the directive that no schools should be open as yet until a decision is made.

The information comes at a time when Universities have already opened up.

Kyambogo University students have already reported for work with others already in internship positions waiting to resume school on Monday.

Earlier this week, Professor Mary J. N. Okwakol, the Executive Director, National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) revealed that they had received several requests from higher institutions of learning, requesting to reopen for all students.

She, however, said that would depends on resolutions from the Ministry of Health, national COVID task force and the Ministry of Education and sports.