The Uganda National Teachers Union has said that the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs that were released by the education and health ministries to guide the re-opening of schools raise more questions regarding the safety of learners and teachers.
Last week, President Okayed the reopening of schools for all candidates and final students in tertiary institutions provided they have fulfilled the COVID-19 guidelines.
Some of the guidelines include Primary and secondary schools will not be allowed to operate both day and boarding sections at the same time, teachers and the learners should wear face masks, practice social distancing, among others.
Filbert Baguma, the Secretary-General of UNATU says the SOPs that have been given to schools are not satisfactory because they do not answer all the worries that teachers have for the =ir safety and that of the learners. Mr. Filbert 1 Speaking;…
Dr. Henry Kajumbura, a microbiologist and head of infection prevention and control on the COVID-19 ministerial committee says that if teachers adhere to the set guidelines, they will not get infected.
Dr. Kajumbura on SOP,S;..
Candidates in both secondary and primary, as well as finalists intertiary institutions re-open on October 15th. ENDS